Inside my new lined, hardcover journal it says “No part of this book may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher.”

So if you’ve been using horizontal lines, spaces, tabs or other kinds of whitespace without clearing it with paperblanks you’d better cut it out.

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  1. Ha! I love that!

    Personal guess: I bet they publish notebooks with quotes n’ junk in them (inspirational words of the day from blah blah blah), which require a copyright blurb. Some bonehead in production erroneously put the copyright blurb on the BLANK notebook and sent it off to press. Rather than eat the cost of the misprinted notebooks, the company probably decided to sell them as is, figuring no one would notice or care.

    Publishing anecdote: Our production department once tried to put the copyright blurb on a periodic table of elements. We on the editorial end had to point out to him that the table is public domain. No one owns it. No one makes any money off of it, yet the morons in production wanted to claim it as the exclusive property of our company.

    Comment by mollymillions — September 1, 2005 @ 10:22 am

  2. And yet some people want to patent genes.
    Soon we’ll all be property.

    TSR Game in their Indian Jones role playing game once mistakenly copyrighted Nazis. Wonder if they could have been held responsible for reparations.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — September 1, 2005 @ 10:39 am

  3. Ha, let ’em have the Nazis. And yes, if they want the Nazis so bad they can pay all the reparations they racked up as well.

    It’s scary, but it still cracks me up – like little kids grabbing anything they see and yelling “MINE MINE MINE” before they even know what it is or if they want it.

    Comment by mollymillions — September 1, 2005 @ 2:28 pm

  4. If they own the blank page, you’ll have to fill it up with some wordz. Thus, it’ll be yours. So write! Write like the wind! 馃檪

    Comment by e_c_d_u_b — September 1, 2005 @ 3:38 pm

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