The Church of Scientology vs. the Net


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This page created by Ron Newman.

October 15, 1996

Updated the Arnie Lerma page to include Judge Brinkema's October 4th decision awarding Scientology $2500 for 5 copyright violations by Lerma. Also added pointers to Dave Touretzky page, The Scientology Raid on Arnaldo Lerma, and to Arnie Lerma's own home page.

Updated my archive of Shelley Thomson's e-zine **Biased Journalism**, adding the following issues:

September 30, 1996

Updated the CoS vs. page to describe CoS's second attack on the remailer, which led Julf to close it down on August 30.

Added a section on Zenon Panoussis, a Swede who posted a copy of Scientology's "secret" NOTs documents and who has been raided and sued as a result.

July 30, 1996

July 24, 1996

July 18, 1996

May 31, 1996

Added link to Frank Copeland's web page alt.religion.scientology Spam Attack.

May 27, 1996

Since May 19, 1996, the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology has been bombarded with thousands of spam postings from at least ten different accounts or pseudonyms. For more information on the spam, please visit Keith Spurgeon's web page entitled "Scientology ® Materials Posting Attack".

Changes to the Links page:

May 4, 1996

Until further notice, I will not be actively updating these pages to reflect current events, though I may make other changes. During the month of May, Marina Chong will maintain a separate "update page" at with all the latest news.

April 25, 1996

April 18, 1996

Some updates to the Keith Henson, Cancelbunny, anonymous remailer, and pages to keep pace with current events.

April 17, 1996

April 9, 1996

April 5, 1996

Yet more additions to the Church of Scientology vs. Grady Ward web page, including his reply and objection to the deposition request for large numbers of "documents and things" such as private e-mail.

April 3, 1996

March 31, 1996

Updated The Church of Scientology vs. Grady Ward web page with reports on Grady's March 29 court hearing, most notably the March 31 issue of Shelley Thomson's **Biased Journalism**. Also added a list of titles of the secret NOTs documents that Grady is enjoined from soliciting or publishing on the Net.

Also, Mark Ebner's Spy Magazine article on Scientology, published in the February 1996 issue, is now available on the Web!

March 27, 1996

On March 21, 1996, the Church of Scientology sued Grady Ward and obtained a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against him. The suit accuses him of producing a series of anonymous postings called "Scamizdat" which allegedly violate the Church's copyrights. See my new page, The Church of Scientology vs. Grady Ward, for more information.

March 12, 1996

The Dutch defendants have won a total victory in court!

March 10, 1996

Marina Chong has collected some reports on the March 9 pickets in Clearwater, San Francisco, and elsewhere. At the San Francisco protest, Scientologists counter-picketed with signs attacking Grady Ward as an "Internet Terrorist"!

March 3, 1996

February 26, 1996

Karin Spaink has written a report on the February 26 court hearing in the Netherlands lawsuit.

February 18, 1996

February 13, 1996

The Cancelbunny has struck again! After four months of winter hibernation, the Bunny emerged from its rabbit hole to attack an anonymous repost of "SCAMIZDAT #11". Follow this link for more information.

February 12, 1996

February 6, 1996

This web site supports the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Blue Ribbon Campaign for Free Speech Online

February 1-2, 1996

Added sketchy, preliminary information on new CoS lawsuit in the Netherlands.

January 27, 1996

January 20, 1996

January 17, 1996

Added time and location of Arnie Lerma's January 19 court hearing

January 16, 1996

January 7, 1996

January 5, 1996

January 1, 1996

August - December, 1995

For earlier entries in this log, see the What's old on this web site page.

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