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Gabe / on Mon, Nov 19 2012 at 10:11 am

Phi Sigma Sigma

Today’s comic is “ripped from my inbox”. I received a note last week from the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority informing me that this thread on the PA forums contained some of their secret shit. Here is a snippet:

I am legal counsel to the board of directors of Phi Sigma Sigma, Inc.  Phi Sigma Sigma was
founded on November 26, 1913, and today maintains over 100 active collegiate chapters
throughout the United States and Canada.  This letter constitutes notification of claims of
intellectual property infringement and violation of Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C.
Section 512 (the “DMCA”).
Phi Sigma Sigma is the owner of certain trade secrets including, but not limited to, certain rituals
conducted by members of Phi Sigma Sigma (collectively, the “Trade Secrets”).  These Trade
Secrets constitute confidential and proprietary information of Phi Sigma Sigma.

So yeah somebody posted their secret handshake, their fancy knock and the color of robes they wear when they smack each other on the ass and drink Jagermeister.

My guess is since they told me it had to be removed:

We ask that you expeditiously respond to this notice by immediately removing or disabling
access to this infringing material including, but not limited to, removing the entire posting and all
replies. Please promptly confirm any action that you take within ten (10) business days of receipt
of this letter.

It’s probably all true. Someone on Twitter commented that getting secrets off the internet is like getting piss out of a pool. It seems to me like they could have just changed their handshake and gotten a new knock.

Tycho asked me why I didn’t just remove it for them. I said I didn’t like being told to do something by a lawyer. He asked if I’d have done it had they simply asked nicely.

no probably not.


-Gabe out


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