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arnaldo p. "arnie" lerma • copyright, trademark, patent • dennis erlich • digital millennium copyright act (dmca) • electronic frontier foundation (eff) • factnet • fair game • helena k. kobrin • judge leonie m. brinkema • keith henson • l.a. weekly (california) • lawrence "larry" wollersheim • lawsuit • legal • netcom on-line communication services, inc. • robert vaughn young • salon • shari steele • silencing criticism, censorship • tom klemesrud • xenu (operating thetan level 3, ot 3, wall of fire) • alt.religion.scientology • alt.scientology.war • • (aka operation clambake)
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Dec 24, 2008
Keith Henson Appeal: Time to Undo an Injustice — Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Sep 24, 2008
YouTube Anti-Scientology Takedowns: Good News, Bad News — Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Type: Press
Author(s): Eva Galperin
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Now that the dust has settled on the anti-Scientology video takedown controversy, it's time to take stock. For those of you who missed this one: on September 4th and 5th, hundreds and possibly thousands of videos critical of the Church of Scientology were taken down as a result of DMCA notices reportedly sent by by American Rights Counsel, Dr. Oliver Schaper, the Schaper Company, Media House Enterprises, and ContentFactory America. It rapidly became clear that these entities did not hold the ...
Sep 9, 2008
Scientology critics fight YouTube takedown notices — The Register (UK)
Sep 5, 2008
Massive Takedown of Anti-Scientology Videos on YouTube — Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Oct 24, 2002
Free speech feels Net copyright chill — CNET
Type: Press
Author(s): Lisa M. Bowman
Source: CNET
Rick Sanchez thought the bright folks at Mensa International would agree that his Pets or Food Web site was a joke. He was sure that the site's offers of "freshly clubbed" frozen baby seal meat and "a dozen Doberman flank steaks for a Super Bowl party" were a dead giveaway. If not, then surely the site's frisky description of fictional CEO Sydney Zwibel–a "former animal disposal technician," Mensa member and alternate member of the 1984 Olympic Fencing Team–smacked of parody. So ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 22, 2002
New Economy; A copyright dispute with the Church of Scientology is forcing Google to do some creative linking — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): David F. Gallagher
Source: New York Times
GOOGLE, the company behind the popular Web search engine, has been playing a complicated game recently that involves the Church of Scientology and a controversial copyright law. Legal experts say the episode highlights problems with the law that can make companies or individuals liable for linking to sites they do not control. And it has turned Google, whose business is built around a database of two billion Web pages, into a quiet campaigner for the freedom to link. The church sent ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 21, 2002
Google pulls anti-Scientology links — CNET
Type: Press
Author(s): Matt Loney
Source: CNET
Google was accused Wednesday of effectively removing from the Internet a Web site that is critical of the Church of Scientology after it deleted links to some of the site's pages from its search engine. The popular search company said it removed the links after it received a copyright-infringement complaint from the Church of Scientology. Andreas Heldal-Lund, Webmaster of the site, said in a Usenet posting that the complaint demanded that Google take down a large number of references to ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 22, 2001
Unfair Game — L.A. Weekly (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Gale Holland
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
It was 2:15 p.m. when Keith Henson and his friend Gregg Hagglund finished picking up contact-lens solution and shaving lotion at a suburban Toronto mall and climbed into their car. Before they could fasten their seat belts, two unmarked vans squealed up, pinning their Mazda economy sedan in from the rear and the passenger side. A handful of emergency-services task-force officers – Canada‘s version of a police SWAT team – spilled out, wearing body armor and carrying submachine guns. As shoppers ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 23, 2001
On the run from L. Ron Hubbard — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): Damien Cave
Source: Salon
Keith Henson, Scientology gadfly turned fugitive from justice, explains his reasons for fleeing the United States. Keith Henson is waging a one-man crusade against Scientology. Arguing that the church threatens to undermine the First Amendment by suing opponents into submission, he has fought the house that L. Ron Hubbard built at every turn. Since 1995, when the church first angered Net users by trying to close down a newsgroup dedicated to discussing Scientology's practices, he has posted documents that the church ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 22, 1999
Copyright -- or wrong? — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): Janelle Brown
Source: Salon
The Church of Scientology takes up a new weapon — the Digital Millennium Copyright Act — in its ongoing battle with critics. Susan Mullaney is not a fan of the Church of Scientology. A longtime poster to the Usenet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology, she spends much of her energy online exposing what she feels are the Church of Scientology's repressive activities. Her two-year-old Web site contains a library of short audio excerpts from L. Ron Hubbard speeches and a "secret" Scientology questionnaire, as ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 14, 1998
Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 7 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Type: TV
Source: Arts and Entertainment Channel
“Operation Clambake” web page VO: The ’90s brought with it a new challenge for the Church of Scientology in the form of the Internet. newspaper article titled “Showdown in Cyberspace”; David Gerard’s web page; web page that says “Why I hate Scientology” GRAHAM BERRY (voice of and on camera): The Internet has been a disaster for Scientology. Netizens, or people who spend a lot of time on the net, have a particular wild west attitude towards the First Amendment. They believe ...
Mar 19, 1998
EarthLink & Scientology — Metro Newspapers
Type: Press
Author(s): Michael Michael
Source: Metro Newspapers
[Picture / Caption: Sky's The Limit: Electronic free-speech advocates are concerned about the Scientology leanings of Earthlink founder Sky Dayton and the church's history of litigation over copyright infringements on the Net.] EarthLink says the Scientology preaching of its founder has no bearing on the Internet service company, but not everyone on the Net is convinced By Michael Learmonth WHEN EARTHLINK Network Inc. joined forces with long distance carrier Sprint last month, the deal created a flurry of publicity. EarthLink, a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 1, 1997
A Brief History of — CMC Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Sabine Helmers
Source: CMC Magazine
Every email sent via the Internet, every Netnews article and everything typed on Internet Relay Chat has a header message attached which enables the whereabouts of the message's author to be traced. As soon as you write something your Internet Identity added. If for some reason you should not want your name to appear anywhere, you either apply your technical wizardry knowledge to fake your true ID, or in case you are no wizard you can simply use the service of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 13, 1996
Close to the machine / The DAT, the net and the dead — L.A. Weekly (California)
May 15, 1996
Getting Clear at BU? — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Kennedy
Source: Salon
Earle Cooley, the chairman of Boston University's board of trustees, wants you to know that he believes in freedom of expression. Never mind that the gruff, avuncular 64-year-old, one of Boston's top trial attorneys, has played a leading role in the Church of Scientology's efforts to use copyright law to keep secret church documents off the Internet. Although the church has won some significant courtroom victories, critics, legal observers, and even judges criticize the zeal with which it has pursued its ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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
Nov 28, 1995
U.S. judge rules Internet services may be liable for postings — Los Angeles Times (California)
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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 14, 1995
Scientologists Lose a Battle on the Internet — New York Times
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 ...
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 20, 1995
Are firms liable for employee 'Net postings? — Network World
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 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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