About

Free to use Photos C0

Photos used to create Memes can created and shared for non-commercial and commercial usage. The photos are from: Pixabay and Unslash.

The photos are not technically copyright free, however if you turn them into a meme you can use them however you want.

The only limits to the usage are you can’t use unaltered photo and sell it, or take an unaltered photo and create a service that competes with the websites or services above.

Font

Fonts used are open-sourced using Google Fonts

Mission

To encourage free expression of through art while respecting intellectual property.

Why Gorilla?

The name was going to be copyright free memes, however that name is too long, and no one would remember it. Gorillas are awesome! Almost everyone on the planet knows what a Gorillas are. If the internet is a jungle wouldn’t you want to be a Gorilla?

We would like to dedicate this site to Harambe the gorilla.

How does Gorilla Meme Make Money?

It doesn’t. It’s free and always will be to make a meme.
No selling ads. No selling of user data.
In the future if this site is monetized it won’t sell ads or sell user data.

Statement on Freedom of Speech

Gorilla Meme believes in a Universal Freedom of Speech and Expression. The limits of a meme are only limited to one’s imagination.

Freedom of Speech in the context of a rights of people means that people are free from Government preventing them from speaking or expressing themselves. This does not mean a freedom of consequences. In fact speech that cause personal damage can lead to legal consequences. And expressing yourself can cause you to be fired from work.

Freedom of speech is only that you are not being prevented from speaking, not the ability to say anything with no negative consequences.

Warning of Consequences

“Malcolm: A karate master does not kill people with his bare hands. He does not lose his temper and kill his wife. The person who kills is the person who has no discipline, no restraint, and who has purchased his power in the form of a Saturday night special. And that is why you think that to build a place like this is simple.
Hammond: It was simple.
Malcolm: Then why did it go wrong?” 

― Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

Memes can be used as a tools to express negative emotion towards others such as: anger, hate, and jealousy. These are all forms of expression and a person has a right to express them. While someone is free to express negative emotions towards others, they are not free from the consequences of that expression.
Hate and other negative emotions towards others should be confronted and addressed. Otherwise they risk normalizing those thoughts which lead to action of violence.

What does this mean for the website?
You can generate any meme, but we reserve the right to make fun of you and your meme or take other actions.

List of topics that we may take action against (but not limited to):

  • Calls for violence
  • Specific or General Threats
  • Making fun of a protected class (Age, Race, Color of skin, Religion or creed, National origin or ancestry, Sex, Physical or mental disability, Veteran status, Genetic information, or Citizenship)