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29 matching items found between Jan 1995 and Dec 1999. Furthermore, there are 14 matching items for all time not shown.
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Dec 1, 1999
Re: Factnet Alert — Exposure (New Zealand)
Nov 11, 1999
The mysterious death of L. Ron Hubbard
Type: Opinion
Strange Death in a Strange Land The Old Man in the Desert He had achieved success beyond his wildest dreams; wealth, fame and the adulation of thousands of devoted adherents. Yet for the last five years of his life, L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, dwelt, a virtual prisoner of his own paranoia, a recluse in self-imposed exile, on a ranch in the desert of Creston, California. Surrounded by a handful of trusted aides, he handed over the running of his ...
Mar 30, 1999
Scientologists settle legal battle — CNET
Type: Press
Author(s): Courtney Macavinta
Source: CNET
The Church of Scientology International has settled a long-standing legal battle to repossess about 2,000 unpublished and copyrighted documents and keep them from being accessed by computer users in the future. Under a settlement reached in a U.S. district court earlier this month, a Colorado-based nonprofit group called FACTNet is permanently enjoined to pay the church $1 million if FACTNet is found guilty of future violations of church copyrights. FACTNet, started by former Scientologist Lawrence Wollersheim, also promised to return all ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 31, 1999
Scientology: A church and its foes / Bitter partings — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
More: link
Nov 10, 1998
Scientologists lose a round in copyright fight — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): Janelle Brown
Source: Salon
The war between Scientology and its online opponents may have no visible end, but victory in the latest skirmish goes to the Net. Last week, a judge dismissed a request from Bridge Publications (one of the countless subsidiaries of the Church of Scientology) for summary judgment against FACTNet, a nonprofit online anti-cult group that Scientology had accused of duplicating its copyrighted material. FACTNet claims that the copyrighted material — church documents by L. Ron Hubbard that reveal secrets Scientology members normally ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 9, 1998
Scientology loses copyright round — CNET
Aug 25, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 3 — FACTnet
Type: Account
Source: FACTnet
Tag(s): AbortionAnnie M. Tidman (aka Annie Broeker aka Annie Logan aka Lisa Mitchell)Arthur HubbardArthur RunningbearAuditingBattlefield EarthCancerCat Morrow ClingerCatherine "Cathy" Bernardini (aka Cathy Rinder)Children, youthCindy SchaffnerCommittee of Evidence ("Comm Ev")Confidential preclear (PC) folderDavid Miscavige: physical violenceDennis ErlichDestroying/hiding/falsifying evidencesDiana Hubbard HorwichDiane CollettoDiane MorrisonDivorceE-MeterEarle C. CooleyEnd of cycle ("EOC")Eugene "Gene" DenkEugene M. IngramFACTNetFalse imprisonmentFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationG. Megan ShieldsGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsGolden Era ProductionsHomosexualityIntrospection Rundown (also, "Baby watch")InurementJesse PrinceJohn CollettoJohn G. PetersonJohn RyanJohn TravoltaJohn WardJonathan "Jon" HorwichKevin TrueL. Ron Hubbard's deathLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawrence E. "Larry" HellerLisa McPhersonLyman D. SpurlockMarc YagerMargery WakefieldMarian BenderMark C. "Marty" RathbunMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMedical claimsMichael "Mike" EldridgeNorman F. StarkeyPatrick D. "Pat" Broeker (aka Mike Mitchell)PerjuryPregnancyPriscilla PresleyPrivate investigator(s)Raymond "Ray" MithoffRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Richard G. "Rick" CruzenRichard N. AznaranRick ClingerRobert "Bob" SchaffnerRon MiscavigeSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")Seth ThomasShawn MorrisonSherman D. LenskeSpanky TaylorStacy Brooks YoungSue PriceSuicideSusie Watson TaylorSuzette HubbardTerri Gillham (aka Terri Gamboa)Tom CruiseVicki J. (McRae) AznaranWilliam "Bill" PriceXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)
Aug 25, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 4 — FACTnet
Type: Interview
Source: FACTnet
Tag(s): Advanced Ability CenterAndre TabayoyonAssetsAuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Chick CoreaChris SilcockChurch of Scientology of California (CSC)Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library)Confidential preclear (PC) folderCostDavid MayoDavid MiscavigeDeathDennis ErlichDiane MorrisonEd BrewerEugene M. IngramFACTNetFair gameFalse imprisonmentFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationGerald "Gerry" ArmstrongGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsHard sellInternal Revenue Service (IRS)International Association of Scientologists (IAS)Jeff ShriverJesse PrinceJohn TravoltaKevin TrueLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawrence E. "Larry" HellerLichtensteinLyman D. SpurlockMarc YagerMark C. "Marty" RathbunMorag BellmaineMV Freewinds (formerly, La Bohème)Norman F. StarkeyPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Private investigator(s)Registrar (also, to "reg")Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Richard N. AznaranRobert "Bob" MithoffRobin ScottRon MiscavigeSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Sherman D. LenskeStephanie SilcockStephen A. LenskeSuicideSuppressive person (SP)WeaponsWorld Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)
Aug 24, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 2 — FACTnet
Type: Interview
Source: FACTnet
Tag(s): Advanced Ability CenterAmerican Saint Hill Organization (ASHO)AuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Battlefield EarthBen ShawBent CorydonCelebrity CentreCharles B. O'ReillyChick CoreaChurch of Scientology International (CSI)Cindy SchaffnerDavid MayoDavid MiscavigeDeathDiane CollettoDisconnectionDivorceEarle C. CooleyEugene M. IngramFACTNetFalse imprisonmentGary ClingerGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsGolden Era ProductionsHarry PaneerInurementJesse PrinceJim MooneyJohn CollettoJohn G. PetersonJohn TravoltaJoseph A. YannyJudge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr.Judge Ronald E. SwearingerKelly PrestonKirstie AlleyL. Ron Hubbard's deathLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLisa Marie PresleyLyman D. SpurlockLynn FarneyMarc YagerMark C. "Marty" RathbunMary Florence (Flo) BarnettMichael Jackson (singer)Michelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Mimi RogersNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)New Era Dianetics for Operating Thetans (NOTs)Nicole KidmanNorman F. StarkeyPhoebe MaurerPregnancyPriscilla PresleyPrivate investigator(s)Raymond "Ray" MithoffRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Robert "Bob" MithoffRobert "Bob" SchaffnerSalarySea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Slave laborStanley ClarkSuicideSuppressive person (SP)Tom CruiseVicki J. (McRae) AznaranWarren L. McShaneXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)
Aug 16, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 1 — FACTnet
Aug 1, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Introduction — FACTnet
Jan 28, 1998
Hardball: When Scientology goes to court, it likes to play rough -- very rough. — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 28, 1998
Scientology: 'We like to make peace' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Aug 14, 1997
Hush-Hush Money — Denver Westword News
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Prendergast
Source: Denver Westword News
After more than seventeen years of litigation, Lawrence Wollersheim knows that talk isn't cheap–not when you're talking to lawyers and your life's work happens to involve badmouthing the Church of Scientology. But the price of silence is even higher. Too high, in Wollersheim's estimation, which is why he says he walked away from an alleged settlement offer by the church that would have netted him and a few colleagues $12 million in exchange for abandoning their crusade against Scientology. Wollersheim is ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 6, 1997
Nightmare on the Net — Denver Westword News
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Prendergast
Source: Denver Westword News
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology. Strange things happen around Lawrence Wollersheim. His businesses collapse. His Boulder apartment gets raided by federal marshals, his computers seized. When college students offer to help him rebuild his computer bulletin-board system, they receive threatening phone calls–anonymous voices urging them to stay away from Larry. A California judge who presided over a lawsuit in which Wollersheim was the plaintiff told reporters he'd encountered a lot ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 1996
Earle Cooley is chairman of BU's board of trustees. He's also made a career out of keeping L. Ron Hubbard's secrets. — Boston Phoenix
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Kennedy
Source: Boston Phoenix
It was last August 12, a Saturday morning, and Earle Cooley did not seem happy. Cooley was among several lawyers for the Church of Scientology who, accompanied by federal agents, had just raided the Arlington, Virginia, home of Arnaldo Lerma, a former church member who'd become a harsh critic. The lawyers took quite a haul: Lerma's computer, disks, a scanner, and other materials they thought he may have used to post secret, copyrighted Scientology documents on the Internet. The success of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 1, 1996
Scientology's Internet Wars — Watchman Expositor
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 24, 1995
Only police may search your home, right? Guess again — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Adam S. Bauman
Source: Seattle Times
[Shorter version of Are searches in civil cases also violating rights? | Los Angeles Times (California) | 23 October 1995.] IT'S AN issue of copyright against constitutional rights. Some copyright holders, particularly software makers, are using a special court order to send their employees legally into one's home. At 6:30 a.m. on July 26, off-duty U.S. marshals and officials from software maker Novell Inc. rang the doorbell at Joseph and Miki Casalino's home outside Salt Lake City. They were there, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 23, 1995
Are searches in civil cases also violating rights? — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: scientology-lies.com, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Adam S. Bauman
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
At 6:30 on the morning of July 26, a contingent of off-duty U.S. marshals and officials from software maker Novell Inc. rang the doorbell at Joseph and Miki Casalino's home outside Salt Lake City. Thinking her husband had forgotten something when he left for work, Miki padded to the door in her robe and was shocked to find a marshal flashing his badge. They were there, they told her, to search and seize any and all computer bulletin board (bbs) equipment ...
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 18, 1995
Hubbard and the occult — FACTnet
Sep 14, 1995
Scientologists Lose a Battle on the Internet — New York Times
Sep 13, 1995
Church of Scientology loses fight against former member — CNN
Type: Press
Source: CNN
DENVER, Colorado (CNN) – A former member and critic of the Church of Scientology should be getting his research on Scientology back from the church. A federal judge Tuesday ordered the church to return the files that another judge had ordered seized. Larry Wollersheim operates a computer bulletin board that distributes information critical of the Church of Scientology. The church claimed Wollersheim violated copyright and trademark laws and demanded the board's materials. But the new ruling says "the public interest is ...
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
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 ...
Apr 10, 1995
Free speech — Spotlight
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Lawrence Wollersheim
Source: Spotlight
The following message was posted on the Internet. The author, Lawrence Wollersheim recently won a $4 million judgment against the Church of Scientology. The church is extremely concerned about the numerous defections and a number of successful lawsuits and criminal proceedings against it, particularly in Europe. Subject: Emergency message to Internet users interested In protecting the freedom of information in the Internet. From Lawrence Wollersheim, co-director of FACTNet. For those of you unfamiliar with me I am a co-director of the ...
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