Archive under legal attack!
What happened to Lisa McPherson?
Verdict in trial in Lyon, France
Protests against $cientology in the UK
"Fra Arbejdsmarkedet" ("From the Employment Market") April-May 1998
Pictures from programme Envoyé Spécial, France 2, 990610
The Founder Himself - L Ron Flubbard (oops, "Hubbard") framed!
Sterling Management Systems tries to censor the net
List of active web-pages
The audio clip is used as documentation in the comparison of Christianity and $cientology written by Peik J Strômsholm (modified by me to include a link to the sound clip). An up-to-date site with more sound files and some commentary is found on http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/9169/sound.html and on http://www.xenu.net/archive/multimedia.html .
The behaviour of the "church" is governed by their religious belief that civil courts are to be used as instruments for harassement of critics . While, on one hand, the "church" uses the civil law courts in new and imaginative ways , they never cease to complain about "religious persecution" when a government acts against them.
Lisa McPherson leaflet in PDF format
In view of this, the young father of two threw himself from the window of the bedroom of his children, in view of his wife and kids. His name was Patrice Vic, his two children were three and eight years old at the time. His wife immediately filed a complaint with the police, and eight years later, sentence was passed. The leader of the local org - J.-J. M. - was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and another 18 months suspended imprisonment. Various other $cientology members were fined for fraud and similar charges.
The full verdict (72 pages, 200 kB) is here.
The appeal court of Lyon reached a verdict in July 1997, reproduced here.
Very trendy tour guide to Duke the Dog's UK tour. Boring old text-only version.
Pictures and comments here.
My name is Robert Georgius and I am the webmaster for Sterling Management Systems, a Glendale, California management company. Sterling Management Systems has been a successful consulting business for the past twenty five years. Like all successful businesses nowadays, SMS also has a website, which I administer. As the webmaster, I am responsible for optimizing the website.
In January of 2006, the United States Patent and Trademark Office approved our application to register "STERLING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS," as a service mark under registration number 3043198. I am attaching a copy of that registration as proof of this fact. SMS uses this service mark extensively on its website to sell its products and services.
As part of my job, I also monitor the Internet to ensure that nobody is illegally using Sterling's trademarks or service marks. In conducting one of these searches I came across a website hosted by Bluehost, whose customer is using our registered service mark "Sterling Management Systems," in his metatags. The owner of this website is using Sterling Management Systems service mark, "STERLING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS," in his metatags to illegally lure people to his website. Our service mark can be found in the metatags in the following Bluehost webpages:
I am not a lawyer, but I did do some of my homework on this and there are lots of cases where the courts said that using another's trademark or service mark in metatags is trademark infringement. The big one I found on the Internet was Brookfield Commc'n., Inc. v. W. Coast Entm't Corp., 174 F.3d 1036, 1066 (9th Cir.1999) where the court said that using somebody's service mark in metatags was trademark infringement.
Again, I am not asking for the content to be removed, we just want his use of our service mark, STERLING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, taken out of the metatags.