Dryness Rights Management

Aug 28, 2008 Full story: www.josephhall.org 19

A group of wild and crazy guys -- Eric Rescorla, Stefan Savage, Hovav Schacham and Terence Spies -- spotted a legal notice in a paper towel dispenser at UC Santa Barbara.

"This dispenser is subject to restrictions on sale, modification, filling and use, and may be used only to dispense the trademark-bearing products identified on its exterior. Georgia-Pacific Corporation strictly prohibits unauthorized sale, modification, filling or use of this dispenser, and will enforce its rights under United States and foreign laws."

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“Let her cry, for she's a Lady”

Since: Apr 08

Let her dream, she's a Child

#1 Aug 29, 2008
I think they went toooo far that time!
careful you could get sued for drying your hands...

::: runs to rip of the tags off the mattress :::

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#2 Aug 29, 2008
LMAO...I thought this thread was about the rights of deodorant users...neremind

“Mrs_E”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#3 Aug 29, 2008
Pixie_Vampyress wrote:
I think they went toooo far that time!
careful you could get sued for drying your hands...
::: runs to rip of the tags off the mattress :::
hey pix,,, havnt seen ya much,,,,, just use your pant leg,, no worries...

“youbeateverythin g youknowthat ”

Since: Apr 07

Buffalo, NY

#4 Aug 29, 2008
Next thing you know, they'll be a sign on the terlet, telling us how to do our business..

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#6 Aug 29, 2008
Gomer wrote:
Next thing you know, they'll be a sign on the terlet, telling us how to do our business..
Yes, like licensing the usage of the toilet. "This toilet is licensed for only 2 pieces of stool per person per day. Exceding the licensed number of stools per person is unlawful and will be persued in a court of law. Additional stool allowances can be purchased."

“**** JOHN VIS ******* ”

Since: Sep 07

"bringin the heat"

#7 Aug 30, 2008
The developemental team has also tried out the new "Seinfeld" model in toilet stalls throughout the Us. The paper dispeners , when activated by freshy relieved patrons emit a female voice saying tersly "Im sorry....I cant....I cannot spare a square"

“youbeateverythin g youknowthat ”

Since: Apr 07

Buffalo, NY

#8 Aug 30, 2008
Purple Gurl wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, like licensing the usage of the toilet. "This toilet is licensed for only 2 pieces of stool per person per day. Exceding the licensed number of stools per person is unlawful and will be persued in a court of law. Additional stool allowances can be purchased."
Pefect! You're hired..

“**** JOHN VIS ******* ”

Since: Sep 07

"bringin the heat"

#9 Aug 30, 2008
They could also give out free stool samples

Since: Jun 08

Atrisco Village

#10 Aug 31, 2008
Is this why the damn things are always empty?
skipper

Hephzibah, GA

#12 Aug 31, 2008
MEAN EUGENE wrote:
This group of "wild and crazy guys" spends way too much time in men's rooms. Their names all sound gay. Ill bet their gay!
Are they cutting in on your action ?

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#14 Sep 1, 2008
MEAN EUGENE wrote:
<quoted text>Skippy sounds gay also. I hate to ruin your fantasy Skippy but Im as straight as a parish preist.
Know any straight priests these days?
Topper

United States

#15 Sep 1, 2008
The way I read it is that you can't use anyone elses paper to refill it must be only their paper.

"and may be used only to dispense the trademark-bearing products identified on its exterior."

Since: Jun 08

Atrisco Village

#16 Sep 1, 2008
Topper wrote:
The way I read it is that you can't use anyone elses paper to refill it must be only their paper.
"and may be used only to dispense the trademark-bearing products identified on its exterior."
Thanks for clearing that up. I can sleep easier now.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#17 Sep 1, 2008
elise in burque wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for clearing that up. I can sleep easier now.
Maybe, unless the bed manufacturer made it a stipulation that you have to use their brand of bed sheets and wash them using detergent from their approved list.
Lean Cuisine

Jacksonville, FL

#18 Sep 1, 2008
And the whole US congress is gay too and every single person in the armed forces too and also the Rolling Stones are gay too and so was Elvis and I'm the baddedt sob on earth too....so there!!!!!
Sonny Rollings

United States

#19 Sep 2, 2008
Lean Cuisine wrote:
And the whole US congress is gay too and every single person in the armed forces too and also the Rolling Stones are gay too and so was Elvis and I'm the baddedt sob on earth too....so there!!!!!
Thanks for clearing that up. I can sleep easier now.
beatlesinthebog

Christchurch, New Zealand

#20 Sep 2, 2008
Dry humour.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Branford, CT

#21 Sep 2, 2008
Bogus statement. Only placed there as an attempt to SCARE up a little more sales of Georgia-Pacific's paper since the sales figures for paper might be down for G-P at this time (logging industry troubles/price of oil, etc..). This type of thing is usually a sign that things are not good with a company.
I'd put any paper I wanted into the stupid paper dispenser.
G-P made money off the sale of the dispenser and are not about to enforce this sort of thing. They wouldn't risk getting the bad reputation it would create if legal entanglement between G-P and a restaurant (or other business) made the evening news. G-P knows better than to ruin sales any more than they already are.
skipper

Hephzibah, GA

#22 Sep 2, 2008
MEAN EUGENE wrote:
<quoted text>Skippy sounds gay also. I hate to ruin your fantasy Skippy but Im as straight as a parish preist.
I aint the one have a tube steak sandwich at the YMCA...you are

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