Funniest copyright statement ever

I was saving this for my CC talk at CiL but it’s too funny not to post.

imageAll rights reserved under the International and Pan- American Copyright Conventions. No part of this book may be reproduced, replicated, reiterated, duplicated, conduplicated, retyped, transcribed by hand (manuscript or cursive), read aloud and recorded on audio tape, platter, or disk, lipsynched, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including genetic, chemical, mechanical, optical, xerographic, holographic, electronic, stereophonic, ceramic, acrylic, or telepathic (except for that copying permitted by Sections 107 and 108 of U.S. Copyright Law and except by reviewers for the public press who promise to read the book painstakingly all the way through before writing their reviews) without prior written permission from the Publisher.

2 Replies to “Funniest copyright statement ever”

  1. That’s right! No reading books aloud! I mean, how else are we to protect our publishing rights…

    *ridiculous* Thanks for the post, though, very interesting to read actual policies…

  2. Based on what I’ve read of the book so far I’m pretty sure that the copyright statement is meant to be totally sarcastic.

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