Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech

Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech in the News

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September 9, 2008 DMCA Removal of Thousands of YouTube Videos - Complainant Doesn't Exist On September 4 and 5, at least 4,000 anti-Scientology videos were removed from the video sharing website, YouTube. The videos removed were done so by a single Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice by an alleged 'rights group' called the American Rights Counsel LLC, which Wikinews has confirmed does not exist beyond the scope of those requests. Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
August 6, 2008 Anonymous Returns, Scientology Responds Cringely outlines Scientology's long history of harassing journalists and critics. harassment, pickets, Press, Scientology and Society, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
September 27, 2001 Sympathy For The Devil: The Tory Bezazian Story Tory Bezazian was a veteran Scientologist who loved going after church critics - until she met the darkest detractor of all. More than a year after her very public defection - the first in memory to occur on the Internet - Bezazian is still adapting to her transformation. She has quickly become a highly visible foe of the church she served for three decades. Andreas Heldal-Lund, disconnection, harassment, Los Angeles, CA, Press, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech, Suppressive Person
September 19, 1995 Court Approves Return of Scientology Materials A federal appeals court Monday stiff-armed the Church of Scientology's request to be allowed to keep boxes of information seized in raids of two Boulder County men's homes. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved its five-day-old emergency order holding up return of the materials to Lawrence Wollersheim of Boulder and Bob Penny of Niwot, clearing the way for return of the property. Boulder, CO, Larry Wollersheim, lawsuits, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech

Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech in the News

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August 17, 1995 Helena Kobrin posts a threat to a.r.s. as a whole regarding copyright violations and demands all copies of OT be returned to her Helena Kobrin posts a threat to a.r.s. as a whole regarding copyright violations and demands all copies of OT be returned to her. Helena Kobrin, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
August 15, 1995 David Gerard posts that Helena Kobrin has been writing to his administrator complaining about his posts (such as the parody "I a David Gerard posts that Helena Kobrin has been writing to his administrator complaining about his posts (such as the parody "I am the Very Model of a Modern Legal Criminal"). Helena Kobrin, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
August 6, 1995 A Chinese admin. receives email from Helena Kobrin threatening suit regarding copyright violations. A Chinese admin. receives email from Helena Kobrin threatening suit regarding copyright violations. Helena Kobrin, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
August 4, 1995 Helena Kobrin writes to David Touretzky demanding that he remove the OT materials from his web site at Carnegie-Mellon Universit Helena Kobrin writes to David Touretzky demanding that he remove the OT materials from his web site at Carnegie-Mellon University. Helena also sends a fax to CMU's legal counsel Walter DeForest. Helena Kobrin, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
August 4, 1995 Helena Kobrin contacts Cuthulu (Kevan Smith) alleging copyright infringement. Helena Kobrin contacts Cuthulu (Kevan Smith) alleging copyright infringement. Helena Kobrin, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
August 4, 1995 Helena Kobrin contacts The Grand Clavister alleging copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation. Helena Kobrin contacts The Grand Clavister alleging copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation. Helena Kobrin, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
August 2, 1995 Andrew Testa gets an even more threatening email from Helena Kobrin. Andrew Testa gets an even more threatening email from Helena Kobrin. Helena Kobrin, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
August 1, 1995 Helena Kobrin writes Maggie Council's administrator at the University of Southern Florida, seriously jeopardizing Maggie's accou Helena Kobrin writes Maggie Council's administrator at the University of Southern Florida, seriously jeopardizing Maggie's account. Helena Kobrin, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
July 30, 1995 Helena Kobrin sends 2nd email to Marina Chong in Singapore. Helena Kobrin sends 2nd email to Marina Chong in Singapore. Helena Kobrin, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
July 29, 1995 Andrew Testa gets email from Helena Kobrin. Andrew Testa gets email from Helena Kobrin. Helena Kobrin, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech