Thursday, July 12, 2012
Dear RYO Filling Station Owner/Retailer:
As you are aware, last week the President of the United States signed into law a transportation bill that included a provision rendering the use of our machines in a retail environment the equivalent of the “manufacture” of cigarettes.
As a result, RYO Machine LLC deactivated the software that permits our machines to operate, effectively locking the equipment.
It is the belief of RYO Machine LLC that the current law does not preclude the operation of our machines by an individual owner for personal use, in a non-commercial setting. Therefore, we are currently preparing and will soon be circulating a standard end user license agreement (“EULA”), which may be executed by an individual owner of a machine. The EULA will provide the owner access to the software that permits the machine to operate in return for a small fixed-fee.
The EULA will require the owner to certify that the machine be used only for individual, personal consumption and the RYO Machine LLC will accept no liability for any illicit use of the machine. In this regard, the company has made – and will make – no representation concerning applicable restrictions around the use of the machine under current or subsequent law. Owners should seek their own legal counsel on such issues.
We anticipate circulating the new EULA within the next few days, and will unlock the machines as quickly as possible upon our receipt of executed agreements and payment.
PLEASE NOTE, IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE COMPANY’S LEGAL RIGHTS TO OPERATE THE MACHINE WITHOUT UTILIZING OUR PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE. SIMILARLY, ANY ATTEMPT TO TAMPER WITH A MACHINE OR OTHERWISE SEEK TO OPERATE THE MACHINE BY BY-PASSING OUR SOFTWARE IS A VIOLATION OF OUR LEGAL RIGHTS. ANY SUCH CONDUCT OF WHICH THE COMPANY BECOMES AWARE WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
President, RYO Machine LLC