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Reference materials Arnaldo P. "Arnie" Lerma
15 matching items found between Jan 1995 and Dec 1995. Furthermore, there are 27 matching items for all time not shown.
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Dec 1, 1995
alt.scientology.war — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Wendy M. Grossman
Source: Wired
When computers are seized because they contain allegedly stolen intellectual property, and police pierce the security anonymous remailers,the days of the Net as a cozy, cocktail party are over. Welcome to a flame war with real bullets. When computers are seized because they contain allegedly stolen intellectual property, or the security of anonymous remailers is pierced by police, alt.scientology.war the days of the Internet as a cozy, private, intellectual cocktail party are over. Welcome to mortal combat between two alien cultures ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 4, 1995
Hunting rabbits, serving spam: The net under siege — Denver Westword News
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Prendergast
Source: Denver Westword News
The growing popularity of the Internet has spawned discussion groups that offer something for just about everyone, from lovers of Jean-Luc Picard (try alt.sexy.bald.captains) to haters of a certain children's television program (alt.barney.dinosaur.die.die.die) to obsessives consumed by politics, computer lore, comic books or the hidden messages embedded in a single rock song (alt.meter-maid.lovely.rita). Few newsgroups, though, have drawn the kind of following now evident on alt.religion.scientology (a.r.s.), an international debating circle concerning the Church of Scientology. Always controversial, in recent months ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 4, 1995
Stalking the Net — Denver Westword News
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Prendergast
Source: Denver Westword News
IN THE ONLINE BRAWL OVER SCIENTOLOGY, INTERNET USERS DISCOVER THAT VIRTUAL REALITY BITES BACK.SHOWDOWN IN CYBERSPACE THE BATTLE OVER SCIENTOLOGY'S SECRETS IGNITES A HOLY WAR ON THE INTERNET. Lawrence Wollersheim's hands shake as he reads his notes, ticking off the damage done to his computers. Surrounding the 46-year-old Boulder resident is a cluster of reporters and, beyond that, a ring of glowering, dark-suited men (and one woman wearing a clerical collar), all packed into a hallway of the federal courthouse in ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 16, 1995
Scientology reined in / Church may have to return computer files — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Charles W. Hall
Source: Washington Post
Arnaldo Lerma, the Arlington man who took on the Church of Scientology by putting its texts on the Internet, won a partial victory yesterday when a federal judge in Alexandria ordered that the church return 58 computer disks that it seized from him. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema also verbally slapped Scientology lawyers, saying their handling of Lerma's files went far beyond what she had authorized as part of a suit alleging copyright and trade secrecy violations. "This case is ...
Aug 31, 1995
Court lets newspaper keep Scientology texts — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Charles W. Hall
Source: Seattle Times
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Alexandria, Va., yesterday permitted The Washington Post to retain a copy of Church of Scientology texts and to use the texts in its news reporting, saying the paper's news-gathering rights far outweigh claims that the documents are protected by copyright and trade secrecy laws. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema refused to issue a preliminary injunction against The Post, saying its excerpts of the church's texts in an Aug. 19 Style section article were brief and ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 26, 1995
Church of Scientology protects secrets on the Internet — CNN
Type: Press
Source: CNN
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Church of Scientology is going to unusual lengths to protect the secrecy of copyrighted church secrets. Two weeks ago, Arnie Lerma's home office was raided by U.S. Marshal's accompanied by lawyers and officials from the Church of Scientology. While the marshal's stood by, Lermas' computer was dismantled and carried away. He left the church 17 years ago after what he calls a dispute involving his romance with the daughter of church founder L. Ron Hubbard. He's been ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 26, 1995
Scientology critics claim harassment for using Internet — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Jennifer Bjorhus
Source: Seattle Times
As the Church of Scientology battles a band of cyberspace dissidents - seizing computers and papers from the homes of vocal online critics in the past two weeks - local defectors charge they are being harassed for speaking out against the church. Robert Vaughn Young and Stacy Young, longtime staff members who left the Church of Scientology in 1989, complained to police that Scientologists have picketed their house in West Seattle at least five times in the past two weeks. They ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 23, 1995
Church of Scientology group sues Post — Washington Post
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Washington Post
An arm of the Church of Scientology has sued The Washington Post and two of its reporters in an attempt to prevent publication of copyrighted information that belongs to the church. In an amendment to a suit filed against an Arlington man Aug. 11 in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, the Religious Technology Center asks that the newspaper return certain documents and refrain from publishing information that the church claims is confidential scriptures protected by federal laws. The church originally sued ...
Aug 23, 1995
Scientology foes' data seized // Homes in Boulder, Niwot raided by U.S. marshals — Denver Post
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Type: Press
Source: Denver Post
BOULDER — A computerized attack on the Church of Scientology was halted yesterday when U.S. marshals raided the homes of two church detractors. The marshals turned over the computers and documents to officials of the church. "Marshals just hauled out all kinds of public records," said detractor Lawrence Wollersheim of Boulder. " . . . attorney-client privilege documents, books legally purchased at any B Dalton bookstore. This was a Scientology cult raid to seize the confidential records of FACTNet." FACTNet is ...
Aug 23, 1995
Scientology unit sues Washington Post — Washington Times
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Washington Times
The Religious Technology Center (RTC) yesterday sued The Washington Post and two of its reporters, charging they have engaged in "extensive intentional copyright infringement and trade secrets misappropriation, targeting confidential Scientology scriptures." RTC, which holds the intellectual property rights of Scientology, filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema will hold a hearing Friday on a temporary restraining order and RTC's impoundment application to retrieve its documents from the newspaper. The new ...
Aug 20, 1995
Internet gospel // Scientology's expensive wisdom now comes free — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Allen
Source: New York Times
To reach what the Church of Scientology calls the seventh level of spirituality, the church's scriptures instruct followers to go to zoos and parks to communicate with plants and animals and go to train stations to put thoughts in the minds of strangers. Advice like that doesn't come cheap. Scientologists pay tens of thousands of dollars for such spiritual teachings. Now, to the church's dismay, they're free with an Internet account. The scriptures had been entered as an affidavit in a ...
Aug 19, 1995
Church in cyberspace // Its scared writ is on the net, its lawyers are on the case — Washington Post
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Fisher
Source: Washington Post
It was 9:30 and Arnie Lerma was lounging in his living room in Arlington, drinking his Saturday morning coffee, hanging. Suddenly, a knock at the door — who could it be at this hour? — and boom, before he could force anything out of his mouth, they were pouring into his house: federal marshals, lawyers, computer technicians, cameramen. They stayed for three hours last Saturday. They inventoried and confiscated everything Lerma cherished: his computer, every disk in the place, his client ...
Aug 14, 1995
Dissidents use computer network to rile Scientology — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Allen
Source: New York Times
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 13 — The Church of Scientology is battling a band of on-line dissidents who have used the Internet to mail out globally its secret scriptures, for which some members must pay thousands of dollars. On Saturday, as a result of a copyright infringement lawsuit, United States marshals here seized the computer of a former church employee who had electronically posted a 136-page text that he said was available in court records. The former employee, Arnaldo P. Lerma, 44, ...
Aug 10, 1995
Arlington man becomes focus of Internet copyright debate // Year-long fued with church ends in N. Arlington raid — Northern Virginia Sun (Arlington, VA)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Nita Rao
Source: Northern Virginia Sun (Arlington, VA)
U.S. marshals seized computer equipment and files Friday from an Arlington man charged with posting copyrighted materials on the Internet criticizing the Church of Scientology. The church has filed a lawsuit against Arnaldo Lerma, 44, of 6045 N. 26th Rd., and his Internet access provider, Vienna-based Digital Gateway Systems, claiming copyright infringement. The controversy which culminated in last week's raid began a year ago after church officials warned both Lerma and DGS to cease posting "confidential and unpublished" Scientology teachings. The ...
Jan 3, 1995
Scientologists Fight To Zip Some Loose Computer Lips — Seattle Times
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