Church of Scientology collected Operating Thetan documents

Church of Scientology collected Operating Thetan documents

March 24, 2008

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The collected secret “bibles” of Scientology, a global cult founded by science fiction author and con-man L. Ron Hubbard and popularized by the membership of Hollywood celebrities such as Tom Cruise. Most of the document has, ironically, been verified by a Scientology (Religious Technology Center) legal demand to Wikileaks to remove the material (see ‘Note’ below). A portion of the material is in Hubbard’s distinctive handwriting. An analysis of the PDF metadata dates the document collection to 1995. The documents appear to have been smuggled out by a break-away Scientology group collectively known as the “Freezone”. In Scientology terminology the materials represent “OT” (“Operating Thetan”) levels I to VIII and “NOTs”. Some of the materials have previously appeared, most notably in the so-called “Fishman affidavit”, although the cult has been very aggressive in preventing public dissemination. Others, for example, the highest level, “OT VIII” appear to be original to this collection.

A former Scientologist contacted by Wikileaks and well known to have studied OT8, states that material marked “OT8 (old)” formed part of his studies but that he does not have a recollection of “OT8 (new)” (which the text describes as having been put together based on the recall the “Freezone” scientologists).


Wikileaks has received the following legal demand from Scientology in relation to the material:

Subject: Unauthorized Use of Copyrighted Materials              
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 07:40:22 +0000 (GMT)
Dear Legal:

Our office represents Religious Technology Center ("RTC"), the owner of
the confidential Advanced Technology of the Scientology religion and
the holder of exclusive rights under the copyrights applicable to the
Advanced Technology materials.  The Advanced Technology materials are
unpublished, copyrighted works.  RTC's works include, among others,
the individual works comprising levels known as "NOTs," "OT II," and
"OT III."  These works are registered with the United States Copyright
Office under registration numbers TXu 257 326 and 257 527, TXu 303 388,
and TXu 290 496.

Someone has placed RTC's Advanced Technology works on's
website without the authorization of our client.  These infringements
can be found under the following URLs:

Please be advised that your customer's action in this regard violates
United States copyright law.  Accordingly, we ask for your help in
removing these works immediately from your service.

Under the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 106, it is unlawful to
reproduce or distribute someone else's copyrighted work without that
person's authorization.  See, BMG Music v. Gonzalez, 430 F.3d 888
(7th Cir. 2005) (acknowledging that posting copyright materials on
the Internet constitutes copyright infringement citing In re Aimster
Copyright Litigation, 334 F.3d 643, 645 (7th Cir. 2003).

Indeed, courts have entered numerous permanent injunctions and awarded
statutory damages and attorneys' fees regarding infringement of these
and similar works.  For instance, a jury in the United States District
Court in San Jose, California awarded RTC $75,000 in statutory damages,
and statutory attorney's fees and a permanent injunction were imposed
against a Mr. Henson for posting one of the NOTs works on the Internet.
A Virginia United States District Court granted RTC judgment for damages,
costs, and a permanent injunction related to similar wholesale copyright
infringement, in addition to permanent injunctions that were entered in
another three copyright cases related to similar infringements in the
United States.

Likewise, a Swedish court enjoined a defendant who engaged in
infringements of these same Advanced Technology works, in addition to
finding that his actions in placing those works on the Internet violated
our client's rights under Swedish copyright law. RTC v. Panoussis,
Judgment of the Stockholm District, Division 7, case T-7-886-96.  He was
also fined for his illegal actions and ordered to pay litigation costs.
The decision by Stockholm District Court was upheld on appeal.

We also ask that you preserve any and all documents pertaining to this
matter and this customer, including, but not limited to, logs, data
entry sheets, applications -- electronic or otherwise, registrations
forms, billings statements or invoices, computer print-outs, disks,
hard drives, etc.

I have a good faith belief, and in fact know for certain, that posting
copies of these works through your system was not authorized by my client,
any agent of my client, or the law.

I declare under penalty of perjury that this information is accurate
and that I am authorized to act on behalf of RTC in this matter.

I appreciate your prompt attention to this matter.

Ava Paquette
Moxon & Kobrin
3055 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 900
Los Angeles, California 90010
Tel: (213) 487-4468
Fax: (213) 487-5385


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1 comentario (+¿añadir los tuyos?)

  1. Xenu Forever
    Mar 13, 2009 @ 00:21:41


    Esto se está difundiendo. Quien descargue estos documentos y los lea, tenga por seguro tres cosas:

    1)Se dará cuenta de que la ideología de $$$cientology es, en esencia, un disparate, un montón de incongruencias.

    2) Se alegrará de no haberse afiliado a esta Secta y se habrá ahorrado medio millón de dólares.

    3)El camino a la realización o a la felicidad no es una cuestión monetaria, ni una serie de absurdos cursos. Es algo individual, personal e interno.

    Aplaudo el valor que demuestran quienes se atreven a postear esto.

    Cienciología: Tu Dominio del Ambiente No existe en la Red.

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