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22 matching items found between Jan 1996 and Dec 1996. Furthermore, there are 139 matching items for all time not shown.
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Dec 27, 1996
Letters / Net Scape — L.A. Weekly (California)
Dec 13, 1996
Close to the machine / The DAT, the net and the dead — L.A. Weekly (California)
Nov 6, 1996
Piracy campaign revamped — CNET
Sep 6, 1996
Behind an Internet message service's close // Pressure from the Church of Scientology is blamed for the shutdown — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter H. Lewis
Source: New York Times
Pressure from the Church of Scientology International was at least partly responsible for the recent shutdown of a well-known Internet messaging service based in Helsinki, according to the Finnish operator of the service. The service, known by its Internet address, anon.penet.fi, was used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to send and receive electronic messages without divulging their true identities. It was the best known of a small, global network of special computers known as remailers, whose legitimate users include ...
Aug 31, 1996
"Remailer" service shut down — CNET
Type: Press
Source: CNET
A Finnish operation that allowed people to send anonymous email on the Internet was shut down after accusations it was used for child pornography. Johan Helsingius, who has operated the electronic message relay service since 1993, denied the pornography allegations but said he had received calls from people accusing him of pedophilia, according to the Associated Press. Helsingius called the end of his service "a blow for Internet users and computer privacy," and said the charges are "not even possible." About ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 6, 1996
Netcom, Scientologists settle suit over Internet postings — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Courts: Online firm agrees to set up protocol for handling copyright disagreements. SAN JOSE — Netcom On-Line Communications Services Inc. has settled a copyright lawsuit by the Church of Scientology that threatened to set new boundaries for speech on the free-wheeling Internet. The Scientologists sued Netcom after the Internet access provider refused to remove church writings posted to its computer network by a former Scientologist minister. In a closely watched decision six months ago, a federal judge in California ruled that ...
Aug 5, 1996
Church Of Scientology settles dispute with internet provider — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Church of Scientology has settled a copyright dispute with an Internet provider that many in the computer industry worried would restrict freedom of expression in cyberspace. The church and Netcom On-Line Communication Services, one of the nation's largest Internet-access providers, agreed not to discuss details of the out-of-court settlement. They did say, however, that the online service has posted a warning to its subscribers telling them not to use Netcom to "unlawfully distribute the intellectual property ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 5, 1996
No answers in Scientology case — CNET
Type: Press
Author(s): Rose Aguilar
Source: CNET
Many Internet legal analysts are disappointed by an out-of-court settlement between Netcom and the Church of Scientology because now they'll have to wait for another case to come to light before a court sets a firm precedent on Internet access providers' liability for online copyright infringement. Netcom and the church announced an out-of-court settlement Sunday in a copyright infringement dispute dating from December that many expected to set a precedent for Internet service providers' liability. The case involved church allegations that ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 4, 1996
Netcom and Scientology settle — CNET
Type: Press
Source: CNET
As part of a settlement with Religious Technology Center, Netcom has posted a protocol in which the company states it will block access to material pending an investigation into claims of copyright infringement. Netcom's protocol states that upon receiving a complaint Netcom "will temporarily remove or deny access to the challenged material, to protect the rights of all involved." "If Netcom concludes that complainant has raised a legitimate claim, it will continue to deny access to the challenged material," the protocol ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 4, 1996
Freedom Flames Out on the 'Net — NOW Magazine
More: nowtoronto.com, groups.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Colman Jones
Source: NOW Magazine
Ron Newman, a corporate Web page designer in Cambridge, Massachussetts, turns on his computer one day last month and signs on to the Net to check in on his favourite newsgroup, alt.religion.scientology, a.r.s. for short. But as his computer modem erupts into the now all-too-familiar squeal that marks the arrival online, Newman begins to sense that something's not quite right. Ordinarily, it takes only a few seconds to retrieve the day's new postings on this electronic bulletin board. Today there are ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 30, 1996
Shadow Boxing // The downside of Internet egalitarianism. — Slate Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Wright
Source: Slate Magazine
The good news for Sky Dayton, 24-year-old chairman of one of the fastest-growing companies in the world, is that the Internet is a place where a smart young man can become a tycoon overnight. The bad news for Sky Dayton is that the Internet is a place where anyone with a home computer, a modem, and some animus can make your life miserable, and perhaps do real damage to your business. The bad news for the rest of us is the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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
Apr 19, 1996
BU's Scientology Connection -- Scientology's Tangled Web — Boston Phoenix
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Kennedy
Source: Boston Phoenix
The Church of Scientology has waged a war in cyberspace to keep its secret documents from being seen, and it is on the Internet that some of its best insights can be found. * alt.religion.scientology is the most active cyberstation. Church critics and supporters post several hundred messages a day, and anonymous critics such as the notorious "Scamizdat" upload copyrighted Scientology documents they have obtained. Church critics charge that Scientologists have illegally forged "cancel" messages to erase these postings. Church lawyer ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 1996
BU's Scientology Connection -- the Secrets of Scientology — Boston Phoenix
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Kennedy
Source: Boston Phoenix
To Scientologists, Steven Fishman is an apostate who's spread vicious lies about the church to which he used to belong. To church critics, he's a hero who's exposed the truth about Scientology. Evaluating Fishman's credibility is difficult, to say the least. He's an ex-convict who served a prison term for financial crimes that he claims he was ordered to commit. Church officials deny there was any such order, and they deny just about everything else Fishman has said about his old ...
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
Apr 18, 1996
Scientology told to pay fees in copyright suit — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
More: scientology-lies.com, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Rex Bossert
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
SAN FRANCISCO — Saying that the Church of Scientology has been playing "fast and loose with the judicial system," a federal appeals court has ordered the religious organization to pay nearly $3 million in attorneys fees to a former member it sued after he formed his own splinter group. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the unusual sanction against the church for years of litigation spawned by two 1985 suits it filed against David Mayo and others involved with ...
Apr 1, 1996
New World War — Reason Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): David Post
Source: Reason Magazine
Cancelbunny and Lazarus battle it out on the fontier of cyberspace–and suggest the limits of social contracts. "Hereby it is manifest, that during the time men live without a common Power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called Warre; and such a warre, as is of every man, against every man....It may peradventure be thought there was never such a time nor condition of warre as this; and I believe it was never generally ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 5, 1996
Church of secrets // In the dark: Scientologists enlist the heavy hand of the law to quash attempts to scrutinise their beliefs — The Bulletin (Australia)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): David Millikan
Source: The Bulletin (Australia)
YOU ARE PERHAPS SICK OF HEARING that Kate Ceberano, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, John Travolta and various other luminaries owe their glittering fame and wealth to Scientology. You may also have noticed that Scientology is taking ads on buses. The days of the kids with clipboards eyeballing you on the street to ask if you would like to do a personality test are fading. Scientology is moving to big business and the Internet. The Church of Scientology tends to live by ...
Feb 1, 1996
Scientology's Internet Wars — Watchman Expositor
Jan 29, 1996
Court ruling backs internet copyright protection — Publisher's Weekly
Type: Press
Source: Publisher's Weekly
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE Religious Technology Center, an affiliate of the Church of Scientology, are claiming a victory for copyright protection in cyberspace as the result of a ruling handed down earlier this month. The suit was brought by the RTC against a former member who posted the teachings of the church on the Internet. In her ruling Federal District Court judge Leonie Brinkema denied the argument by Arnaodo Lerma that his posting of large portions of the church's scripture were protected ...
Jan 20, 1996
A posting on Internet is ruled to be illegal — New York Times
More: link
Jan 20, 1996
Briefly / Technology — Los Angeles Times (California)
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