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Netcom, Scientologists settle suit over Internet postings

Title: Netcom, Scientologists settle suit over Internet postings
Date: Tuesday, 6 August 1996
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Main source: articles.latimes.com
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Courts: Online firm agrees to set up protocol for handling copyright disagreements. SAN JOSE — Netcom On-Line Communications Services Inc. has settled a copyright lawsuit by the Church of Scientology that threatened to set new boundaries for speech on the free-wheeling Internet. The Scientologists sued Netcom after the Internet access provider refused to remove church writings posted to its computer network by a former Scientologist minister. In a closely watched decision six months ago, a federal judge in California ruled that ... [Read the rest at articles.latimes.com]