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Re: [FYI] How the digital millenium copyright act is used by the Church of Scientology to take down websites of critics

Die hier beschriebene Dynamik existiert auch unter der 
Ägide des Teledienstegesetzes. Ich habe sie in meinem 
Aufsatz in der JurPC beschrieben. Letztlich führt es dazu, 
daß beim leisesten Zweifel gesperrt wird. Das kann nicht 
gut sein im Sinne der grundrechtlich geschützten Meinungs-


* Kristian Köhntopp (kk@netuse.de) [990726 10:16]:
> http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/1999/07/22/scientology/index.html
> Copyright -- or wrong? 
> The Church of Scientology takes up a new weapon in its
> ongoing battle with critics, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
> - - - - - - - - - - - -
> By Janelle Brown 
> July 22, 1999 | Susan Mullaney is not a fan of the Church of
> Scientology. A longtime poster to the Usenet newsgroup
> alt.religion.scientology, she spends much of her energy online
> exposing what she feels are the Church of Scientology's
> repressive activities. Her two-year-old Web site contains a library
> of short audio excerpts from L. Ron Hubbard speeches and a
> "secret" Scientology questionnaire, as well as her biting
> commentary about this material -- the usage of which she claims
> falls well within legal "fair use" boundaries.
> [ ... ]
> "Because I am not a resident of the U.S.A. and because I have
> no inclination to fight the case in court, I agreed to remove the
> page," Chong explained in February. "This legislation is a new
> weapon in the Church of Scientology arsenal, and I am sure the
> Church of Scientology will use it to close down as many sites as
> possible."
> Mullaney and Chong are angry that they were presumed guilty
> until proven innocent: Their Internet service providers removed
> their Web sites before the Church of Scientology proved a
> copyright violation. This, they complain, is thanks to the stringent
> guidelines of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
> [ ... ]
> Kristian
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