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Court lets newspaper keep Scientology texts

Title: Court lets newspaper keep Scientology texts
Date: Thursday, 31 August 1995
Publisher: Seattle Times
Author: Charles W. Hall
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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 ... [Read the rest at]