posted on Jul, 11 2004 @ 06:01 PM
Wow, did someone roll over. Unless ATS advertised that thread for profit, or to get people to join the ATS Fraternaty, ATS can't be held
Actually, once the lawyers contacted ATS and made the request the ritual known as "sword rattling" has begun.
If ATS did not comply with the request they open themselves up to civil litigation.
The rituals are most likely owned by the fraternity, possibly even holding a copy right to the rituals, hand books and by laws etc.
While on a purely legal standpoint ATS may not have done anything wrong, copyright and Intellectual Property law are tricky and fraternities have deep
pockets. Why open yourself up to losing thousands of dollars on lawyer bills alone just to fight for your right to post Fraternity secrets.
It's just not the fight to pick (battle to choose?).
Hell, I was in a fraternity during my years at university and there was absolutely nothing incredible going on. We were as stupid as the rest of the
students we just had a bigger place to pass out.
I refer you also to Masonic Light's post a few posts up.
[edit on 7/11/2004 by Spiderj]