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Copyright and Fair Use
The use of Scientology / WISE / Licensed WISE consultants material on this web site is covered under United States Code, Title 17 Copyrights, Chapter 1 Subject Matter and Scope of Copyright, Section 107 Limitations on Exclusive Rights: Fair Use, which can be reviewed here: http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.html.
Copyright protection on directories
See U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Feist Publications, Inc v. Rural Telephone Service Co., 499 U.S. 340 (1991)
A good example is Miller v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 650 F. 2d, at 1369-1370: A copyright in a directory . . . is properly viewed as resting on the originality of the selection and arrangement of the factual material, rather than on the industriousness of the efforts to develop the information. Copyright protection does not extend to the facts themselves, and the mere use of information contained in a directory without a substantial copying of the format does not constitute infringement”
Public interest in WISE affilates
See Oberlandesgericht München Aktenzeichen: 21 U 4619/94
(translated) There is an elementary interest of the public, too experience, which circle of acquaintances belongs to this registered association.
This website would not have been possible if it had not been for many other people who directly
or indirectly helped with collecting the material on this website.