First e-mail from Helena Kobrin
September 23, 1995

Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 14:53:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Helena Kobrin (

Dear Ms. Spaink,

I represent Religious Technology Center ("RTC"), the owner of the confidential Advanced Technology of the religion of Scientology, and the holder of the exclusive rights under the copyrights applicable to the Advanced Technology materials. Among these copyrighted and confidential materials are the Advanced Technology materials of various levels known as "Operating Thetan" or "OT" levels.

I have been informed that you have uploaded a file containing some of these copyrighted, unpublished materials, at the World Wide Web site without the authorization of my client, who, of course, would not have given such authorization had it been requested. This action violates my client's legal rights in that it is the unauthorized making of an electronic copy of the copyrighted materials and the unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets materials.

These actions constitute violations of the United States Copyright laws entitling my client to damages and injunction. We have also been informed by our colleagues in Holland that this is a copyright violation which is punishable under Dutch laws.

You should also be informed that my client has filed three separate lawsuits which are currently being litigated in the United States on individual infringers who have posted similar materials on the Internet.

If you are unwilling to remove these materials, please provide your mailing address and/or telefacsimile (fax) number so I can follow up this notification with a letter.

My client is prepared to take all necessary legal actions to protect its rights in these materials. We would however, much prefer to resolve this matter with you amicably if you are willing to do so.

Very truly yours,
Helena K. Kobrin