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15 matching items found between Jan 1995 and Dec 1995. Furthermore, there are 41 matching items for all time not shown.
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Nov 28, 1995
U.S. judge rules Internet services may be liable for postings — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
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 1, 1995
Revolt In The Stars (No News Is Xenu's) — Victorian Inter-Campus Edition (Australia)
Aug 23, 1995
Scientology foes' data seized // Homes in Boulder, Niwot raided by U.S. marshals — Denver Post
More: groups.google.com
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 22, 1995
Speech in electronic space — Washington Post
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Washington Post
AS USE OF the Internet grows, one thing that's becoming uncomfortably clearer is just how much of existing communications and copyright law depends on the physical limitations of records and publications kept on paper. A copyright infringement suit brought recently in Alexandria, concerning dissemination via the Internet of supposedly secret and copyrighted documents belonging to the Church of Scientology, brings some of these newly problematic issues into sharp relief. It's only one of a string of recent cases that show how ...
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, ...
Mar 3, 1995
Showdown in cyberspace // Scientologists stymied in bod to stifle Internet exchange — L.A. Weekly (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Brian Alcorn
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
"We believe that all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others." — From "The Creed of the Church of Scientology" IT WAS A GLORIOUS DAY FOR A PICNIC, WARM, CLEAR and bright. Even that old cynic, Sunset Boulevard, looked young and innocent under the sun's radiant benevolence. All around the parking lot of the Church of Scientology's, "Big Blue" headquarters, ...
Feb 22, 1995
Scientology critic loses court bid — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: thecia.net
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Abrahamson
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
SAN JOSE - A Glendale critic of the Church of Scientology lost a round in federal court Tuesday as a judge declined to lift an order barring him from transmitting copyrighted religious texts onto the Internet. The order remains in effect against Dennis L. Erlich, a former church member. But U. S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte rejected arguments by church lawyers and lifted restraining orders against a North Hollywood computer bulletin board operator and a San Jose-based Internet access supplier, ...
Feb 22, 1995
The Helsinki incident and the right to anonymity — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: thecia.net
Type: Press
Author(s): Daniel Akst
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Something happened recently on the Internet that no doubt sent chills down an awful lot of spines. A government used its power to breach anon.penet.fi. Before you write this off as another of the arcane tempests that generate so much ire among the get-a-life set, take heed. This one goes to the heart of what the electronic frontier is like, how it is changing and what the future holds for this new medium. Anon.penet.fi is basically a computer in Helsinki, Finland, ...
Feb 20, 1995
Are firms liable for employee 'Net postings? — Network World
More: books.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Adam Gaffin
Source: Network World
The Church of Scientology last week filed suit in a bitter dispute over Internet postings that raises questions about the responsibility of network managers for policing their end users. The church sued former member Dennis Erlich, a North Hollywood, Calif., bulletin board system (BBS), and Internet provider Netcom On-Line Services, Inc. for copyright violations. The church alleges that Erlich used the bulletin board, which relies on Netcom for Usenet connectivity, to post copyrighted church teachings. The church is seeking monetary damages ...
Feb 17, 1995
Scientology snags a dissident / Church obtains order to confiscate records after critic posts contested info on the Internet — L.A. Weekly (California)
Feb 14, 1995
Scientologists sue, seize critic's computer files — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: thecia.net, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Abrahamson, Nicholas Riccardi
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Glendale: Church representatives with court order remove files allegedly containing copyrighted texts from home of outspoken critic. BYLINE: ALAN ABRAHAMSON and NICHOLAS RICCARDI TIMES STAFF WRITERS GLENDALE – Led by a lawyer brandishing a federal court order and backed up by a pair of off-duty police officers, a handful of Church of Scientology representatives searched a Glendale house Monday and seized hundreds of computer disks and files allegedly containing copyrighted religious texts. In the latest twist to a fractious dispute that ...
Feb 2, 1995
CyberSurfing / Scientology deplores net losses — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Washington Post
Perturbations, pleasures and predicaments on the information superhighway: The controversial Church of Scientology is not making any new friends on the Internet. In recent weeks, attorneys for the church have threatened legal action against people who they say post church documents in the alt.religion.scientology discussion group. Now the church wants to shut down the alt.religion.scientology newsgroup entirely, claiming its top-secret "scriptures" are being revealed, and its copyrights and trade secrets violated. "We are trying to deal with an anarchy created by ...
Jan 25, 1995
Religious fracas debunks myths of anarchy on net — Los Angeles Times (California)
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