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In the interest of being thorough, fair and honest, I tried to contact Scientologists about this thesis (1, 2, 3, 4), but received zero response. I even volunteered to become a Scientologist. I know Scientologists could see my messages, because I received an e-mail from a Scientology representative. - Joe Cisar

From:  AMPaquette@NO*
 To:     swatron@NO*
 Subject:  Notice of Copyright Infringement
 Date:   Wed, 11 Jul 2001 20:29:01 EDT

Dear Mr. Cisar:

Our office represents Church of Scientology International ("CSI"), a non-profit religious corporation located in Los Angeles, California), regarding intellectual property matters.

We have been informed that you have, on four separate occasions within the last week, posted a photograph of Mr. David Miscavige (Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center) on the Internet. This photograph of Mr. Miscavige is taken from the publication International Scientology News, Issue 8, 1998 at page 10, the copyright of which belongs to Church of Scientology International. Headers for each of your postings are attached below.

You have engaged in these actions without the authorization of our client in violation of United States copyright law. The reproduction of a photograph in its entirety constitutes copyright infringement. See Rogers v. Koons, 751 F.Supp. 474, 478 (S.D.N.Y. 1990) aff'd, 960 F.2d 301 (2nd Cir.), cert. denied, 506 U.S. 934 (1992).

Accordingly, please cease and desist this activity and cancel these postings immediately.

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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Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 20:26:26 -0400
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Hi Hilary!!, was: Transcript of Desotell interview by Tony Greer of , Gold Base "victims"

> TG:              Nobody has a phone in there, do they?
> HD:              I don't know.  There may be one or two.  You know,
> for emergency calls or whatever.

Hi Hilary,

I have a question for you. But first I have a comment. I think its great that you can access the internet and find out all about people like Keith Henson even though you don't know if you have a phone or not. I did not know if you would be allowed to communicate with him.

Now my question is what is the public relations policy of dealing with people who are non-Scientologists? Do you know what those would be? Please e-mail or post.

Joe Cisar:                   

From: Joe's Garage
 Subject: Attn: GOLD Public Relations
 Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
 Date: 2001-07-08 16:21:41 PST 

Dear GOLD Public Relations,

Would you be able to give me an indication of what your policy is for dealing with the public? For instance, do you give helicopter rides?

All the best,

Joe Cisar:                   

Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 20:27:11 -0400
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: To Bruce Wagoner of GOLD was: Transcript of Wagoner interview by Tony Greer of Gold Base "victims"

Dear Mr. Wagoner,

Thanks for telling us all about the Keith Henson drills at GOLD base. That was really informative. I have a question for you, Bruce. Can you tell me what the policies are for communicating to a person who is not in Scientology? Please post, or if that is not convenient, please e-mail.

Joe Cisar:                   

Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 06:57:10 -0400
From: Joe's Garage swatron@NO*
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Dear Ron - Standing Order No. 1

Dear Ron,

I volunteer to become a Scientologist, but there is a condition to my joining.

I want to know in advance what will be expected of me, as a Scientologist in good standing. In particular I want to know what my responsibilities will be to my non-Scientologist friends and acquaintances.

What will be expected of me after I make up my mind?

Please e-mail or post.

Joe Cisar:                   

Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 12:30:00 -0400
From: Joe's Garage swatron@NO*
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Hi GOLD BASE Scientologists, I have a question

Hi GOLD BASE Scientologists.

I am interested in being thorough, fair and honest. Especially I would not like to offer people preconceptions about Scientologists as conclusions. Would you mind posting to this news group or e-mailing me the policies by which Scientologists deal with the public?

The reason I know that you are reading this news group is that it came out in the trial against Keith Henson that Scientologists read this news group. Therefore your cooperation would be much appreciated. I hope to be able to reflect your own thoroughness, fairness and honesty.

Have a great session.

Joe Cisar:                   

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