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Scientology subpoenas Worldnet

Title: Scientology subpoenas Worldnet
Date: Thursday, 3 June 1999
Publisher: CNET
Author: Dan Goodin
Main source: news.com.com

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Raising new issues about anonymity on the Net, the Church of Scientology is invoking a law passed last year to force AT&T to disclose the identity of an Internet service subscriber who allegedly infringed the church's copyrights online. Scientology's Bridge Publications, which four years ago helped to forge new law when it sued Internet service provider Netcom, claims the anonymous author "made two unauthorized, verbatim Internet postings" of the church's copyrighted works on the "alt.religion.scientology" Usenet group. Invoking a provision in ... [Read the rest at news.com.com]