It’s April 17th and you know what that means: It’s Blah Blah Blah day.
A day to do all the things everyone’s been nagging you about.
So . . . quit smoking, get a real job. Lose weight, gain weight, and take out the trash!
Sounds good eh? One slight caveat though. Blah Blah Blah day is copyrighted by the people who created it and they have some little rules in place about its usage.
If you wish to make use of them in any fashion, for profit, we respectfully request that you contact us for appropriate contract arrangements. If, on the other hand, you wish to use them in some non-profit fashion, we still would request you contact us, to ensure permission. Further, please be advised that we, a.k.a. Wellcat Holidays & Herbs, are under exclusive contract with Blue Mountain Arts and Excite.com for electronic transmission via greeting cards. Please do not violate United States copyright laws!
Whoa, so let me get this straight… If I want to do things that people have been nagging me to do on April 17th then I’m in violation of United States copyright law? Even writing this post is using this holiday in a non-profit fashion and I have to arrange a contract with these people in order to do it? Who the hell do they think they are telling people to contact them for permission to do something on a specific day?
Well there’s an old wise saying we have over here in the UK that sums up the situation quite nicely. “I’m not in the USA and not bound by your law so just try to bring on the lawyers. Yah, boo sucks to you!”