See you in court;
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Phi Sigma Sigma, a sorority with 108 chapters nationwide, is filing a lawsuit against a former member who posted details about their rituals on the message board of the Penny Arcade webcomic. Phi Sigma Sigma argues that by doing so, the member violated her contract with the organization.Big Sister is watching you.
Specifically, the online comic strip Penny Arcade, which, appropriately, saw the joke;The sister, only named as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, posted under the handle "stepscloser." She revealed the sorority's secret handshake, knock, initiation rituals, secret name, and oath they give at meetings. Some of the details were never put in writing because they were so hush-hush, she wrote online.
This letter constitutes notification of claims of intellectual property infringement and violation of Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512 (the “DMCA”).100 pennies for your thoughts?
Phi Sigma Sigma is the owner of certain trade secrets including, but not limited to, certain rituals conducted by members of Phi Sigma Sigma (collectively, the “Trade Secrets”). These Trade Secrets constitute confidential and proprietary information of Phi Sigma Sigma.