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Computer underground Digest Sun Aug 27, 1995 Volume 7 : Issue 70 ISSN 1004-042X Editors: Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (TK0JUT2@MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU Archivist: Brendan Kehoe Shadow Master: Stanton McCandlish Field Agent Extraordinaire: David Smith Shadow-Archivists: Dan Carosone / Paul Southworth Ralph Sims / Jyrki Kuoppala Ian Dickinson CONTENTS, #7.70 (Sun, Aug 27, 1995) File 1--Church of Scientology Sues Washington Post File 2--Comments on Beverly LaHaye Live File 3--Security Mailing Lists File 4--Cu Digest Header Info (unchanged since 19 Apr, 1995) CuD ADMINISTRATIVE, EDITORIAL, AND SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION APPEARS IN THE CONCLUDING FILE AT THE END OF EACH ISSUE. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 28 Aug 1995 11:13:43 CDT From: CuD Moderators Subject: File 1--Church of Scientology Sues Washington Post ((MODERATORS' NOTE: The Church of Scientology has recently been accused of intimidating critics, cancelling posts, engaging in "litigation terrorism," and other alleged actions designed to silence critics. Discussion of these issues proliferates on Usenet's alt.religion.scientology. Links to homepages providing additional details of allegations against CoS can be found on CuD's homepage (http://www.soci.niu.edu/~cudigest Careful readers will note that the wording of the following release is less objective than the style makes it seem)) Date--22 Aug 1995 14:26:09 -0700 From--milne@crl.com (Andrew Milne) Subject--WASHINGTON POST SUED FOR VIOLATING SCIENTOLOGY COPYRIGHTS ============================================================= August 22, 1995 NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: LEISA GOODMAN OR EARLE COOLEY (202) 667-6404 WASHINGTON POST SUED FOR VIOLATING SCIENTOLOGY COPYRIGHTS Subject--WASHINGTON POST SUED FOR VIOLATING SCIENTOLOGY COPYRIGHTS Date: 22 Aug 1995 14:26:09 -0700 August 22, 1995 NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: LEISA GOODMAN OR EARLE COOLEY (202) 667-6404 WASHINGTON POST SUED FOR VIOLATING SCIENTOLOGY COPYRIGHTS The Washington Post and two of its reporters were sued today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by the Religious Technology Center (RTC), holders of the intellectual property rights of the Scientology religion. According to the lawsuit, the Washington Post and its writers have engaged in "extensive, intentional copyright infringement and trade secrets misappropriattion, targeting confidential Scientology scriptures belonging to RTC." Judge Leonie Brinkema of the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, due to the urgent nature of the matter, scheduled an August 25 hearing on the temporary restraining order and impoundment application to get the Washington Post to turn over the misappropriated documents. The lawsuit is an amendment of a complaint that was filed on August 11 against an Arlington man, Arnaldo Lerma, and his Internet access provider Digital Gateway Systems, for copyright and trade secrets infringement. According to Boston lawyer Earle C. Cooley, who represents Religious Technology Center, the newspaper and their two reporters, Richard Leiby and Marc Fisher, were added to the lawsuit because they engaged in their own direct infringements of plaintiff's copyright interests and misappropriation of plaintiff's trade secrets, while at the same time aiding, supporting, encouraging, and facilitating blatant acts of infringement and misappropriation by Lerma. The day after the lawsuit was filed, on August 12, a search and seizure order by Judge Brinkema was carried out at Lerma's home by Federal Marshals and computer software, hardware and documents were confiscated. Church lawyers report that they were able to establish that Lerma lied because, contrary to his assertions that computer discs had been purged of any stolen materials, their electronic experts have already found 63 copyright items among the seized material. The new lawsuit reveals that Lerma sent the protected materials to Leiby when he was put on notice by the Church to stop violating its copyright and trade secret rights. The Church now charges that this was done in an attempt to obstruct justice by concealing the stolen copies from lawful seizure. The suit claims the existence of evidence which shows that Richard Leiby choreographed and instigated Lerma's illegal conduct for his own campaign of harassment against the Scientology religion. According to the lawsuit, Leiby's campaign dates back more than 15 years. Church spokeswoman Leisa Goodman said "The Washington Post and Mr. Leiby violated fundamental journalistic integrity by conspiring with lawless elements on the Internet to harm the religion of Scientology." Once the Church became aware that its materials were in the possession of Richard Leiby, it demanded their immediate return. Leiby and the Washington Post handed the stolen copies over to RTC's lawyers last week on August 15. However, "the return of the materials, a seeming display of good faith, was an utter ruse", the complaint states. "At the same time that the materials were being returned to the Church in Washington, Leiby, Fisher and the Post were getting copies of the same stolen records from the clerk's file in LA where litigation was pending regarding the sealing of such materials. A Post reporter persuaded the clerk's office to take the documents away from a Church employee who had checked out the file, to make copies for the Post," the complaint continues. The Church reacted with an emergency motion to the judge on the case in Los Angeles, who immediately ordered the entire case file sealed on August 15, when he was told that the Washington Post had obtained a copy of the copyrighted and trade secret materials. According to the lawsuit, the Church immediately demanded the materials back and also put the post on notice "that its actions could not remotely be deemed news gathering, but rather constituted wholesale copying of a large amount of copyrighted trade secret information in an attempt to sanitize the illicit acquisition of infringing documents which Leiby and the Post concealed on Lerma's behalf." Church spokeswoman Goodman discounted the notion that any free speech or fair-use issues were involved. "Violators of copyright and trade secret laws traditionally try to hide behind free speech or fair-use claims. The Church is a strong proponent of free speech and fair-use. It publishes its own investigative magazine and cherishes the First Amendment. However, free speech or fair-use does not mean free theft and no one, the Washington Post included, has the right to cloak themselves in the First Amendment to break the law." Despite repeated warnings from Church lawyers, last Saturday the Washington Post published a lengthy article by Marc Fisher, which included quotes from the copyrighted, trade secret materials. "Prior to publication of the article, the defendants were placed on notice that their actions would constitute a violation of plaintiff's rights," said Goodman. "The Post made a serious mistake," RTC's lawyer Earle C. Cooley contends, "in allowing themselves to be manipulated by a few maliciously motivated dissidents who want to use the Post to forward their religious hate campaign. The courts take these matters very seriously. The law is clear: If you are going to violate copyrights, you will have to answer for it in court. This applies to the Washington Post just as much as to anyone else." With this lawsuit, Religious Technology Center is asking the court to order the return of its documents by the Washington Post and grant a permanent injunction against the Post and the individual violators of its rights. It also seeks statutory damages and punitive damages. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 18:48:49 -0400 From: timk@CYBERCOM.NET(Tim King) Subject: File 2--Comments on Beverly LaHaye Live Not too long ago, there was posted a transcript of a particular Beverly LaHaye Live, a syndicated christian radio program. And as a conservative christian, I'd like to say, for the record, that the episode can be summed up in one word: "sensationalism." This sensationalism manifests itself thoughout in factual innaccuracies and ommissions, in misused emotionally-loaded language, and in a decidely lopsided approach. In the way of inaccuracies, Pat Truman, several times, fails to stress the legal difference between indecency and obscenity. He says that the Internet is "a highway, literally, from your computer to _every other computer in the world_." He says that if your computer isn't connected to the Internet, "your neighbor's computer probably is, your school computer is," making Net connections appear almost as common as telephones. He says that the Thomases of Amateur Action BBS were convicted of "putting pornography on the Internet," even though the Internet never came into their case. But the single pervasive element throughout was alarmism. The gist of the entire show can be interpreted: "The porn-meisters are coming. Everybody panic and lock your young ones in a closet." This, in my opinion, is simply not true. Beverly LaHaye opens by saying, "And thanks to the Information Superhighway, pornography could be invading your home without you even knowing it. The challenge for parents today is finding ways to keep their children from being exposed to these vulgar influences." I would re-word this: "The open environment of the Internet allows adult material, as well as non-adult material, to be freely circulated. Parents who want to place limits on what their children can access may find it a challenge." Phrased thusly, I would agree with the sentiment. It may be factually true that "pornography could be invading your home without you even knowing it." But the path of least resistence is still education rather than legislation. I must further disagree with the implication that the ignorance of parents is the fault of "the Information Superhighway." Is it not true that, no matter what controls are in place, it is the responsibility of parents to monitor their childrens' development? Moreover, I don't think that pornography is the only issue. The concern, broadly speaking, is that children will get ahold of adult material. But is it not the responsibility -- and the right -- of each child's parents to judge, as they see fit, what is or is not suitable for their kids? I would recommend consideration of some simple, common-sense steps. Take an interest in the email conversations your child has with others. Do you take an interest in your child's friends? Take an interest in his Internet aquaintances, too. Make sure your child understands a few rules: Don't tell anyone on the Internet your address, telephone number, or age. Don't agree to meet, in person, anyone you meet, electronically, on the Internet. And make sure to tell Mom or Dad if anyone says anything you're not comfortable with via email. And don't talk to, take candy from, or get into a car with a stranger. I would also suggest parents take a look at and . One suggestion Mr. Truman presents, which sounds like a good one to me, is to put the computer in the kitchen, in the den, or in the living room, where everybody can see it. Surely this will make a child think twice about actively seeking off-limits materials, and it will provide a way for the child's parents to keep an eye on him. Of course, Mr. Truman, true to form, can't leave well enough alone. He also suggests keeping the computer away from phone lines, "because this is all transacted by plugging your computer into a phone line. And every computer is equipped with that..." Even if the computer has a modem and it is plugged into the phone line, the child would have to (1) obtain and (2) install appropriate software and (3) learn how to use it. Additionally, he must (4) obtain an Internet account. It is unfathomable that a child could covertly connect to the Internet, not having previously been given all of what is needed to accomplish the task. I'm not trying to underestimate the concern this may still be for some parents, but these facts would probably have put some parents' minds at ease, had Mr. Truman cared to point them out. Pat Truman correctly points out the future for pornography is over the Internet. The future for civilization in general is over the Internet. Although I share his conviction concerning technology, however, I don't share his alarm. It is not surprising to me that extant materials and practices are being adapted to the Internet. The presence of pornography on the Internet is no more surpising than that of library card catalogs, gift baskets, and record shops. But Mr. Truman says, "I was shocked. I've been in the worst pornography shops in Manhattan, downtown New York, on investigations, and anything I saw there was available on the Internet... It's hard to believe that people would record sexual acts and put them on the Internet..." I don't know why he was shocked. Did he actually think that the Internet was a moral safe-haven, sheltered from humanity? Is he really _that_ naive? Is it really that hard to believe, knowing that people record sexual acts and put them on paper and video, that they would do the same over the Internet? I find Mr. Truman's reaction difficult to accept. Maybe he was disgusted, but not shocked. Nevertheless, far be it from me to try to second-guess his thoughts. If he says he was shocked... Well... He points to "a problem that is very much related to pornography, it's these obscene conversations that you can have - worldwide conversations, you can talk to someone... and have a _terrible_ conversation. There are no age limits. And, uh, it's all..." Uh, yeah. Uh... He never specifies to which "obscene conversations" he's referring. Nonetheless, how do "_terrible_" -- ~shiver~ -- "worldwide conversations" differentiate the Internet from the telephone? And if I want to talk dirty with my wife -- or with anyone else -- what does that have to do with pornography? For the concerns about children, see my comments above. Ms. LaHaye is concerned that the kids will "go over to Johnny's house to spend the afternoon, and Johnny's got a computer and knows how to enter all this, and here these two boys _play_ with this kind of _porn_!" And the same hypothetical Johnny probably has a Hustler magazine under his mattress. Now, my parents took care to be informed concerning my friends. They wanted to know where I was, what I was doing, and with whom I was doing it. Any parent who doesn't take the same care in raising their children has, at least partially, himself to blame for their friends' influence. Mr. Truman says, "You can buy software as a parent that will block this material... So these access providers now say, ... go buy something for 50 bucks... And my position is, ... _you_ provide the software..." This is a most naive view. Does Mr. Truman honestly think that, even if service providers were forced to provide blocking software, users would not be charged? I can just see the $50 installation fees, even for those user's that could rather go without. He says, "I had a high school librarian in Seattle, Washington call me the other day because she [used] the Internet Yellow Pages [to find the] US Government, Executive Branch, Clinton Cabinet. You dial that in, you get obscene work, after obscene work, after obscene work." Huh? Is this supposed to be some sort of a dumb political joke? But the one that took the cake, the most moving of all -- so moving, in fact, that I thought I would heave -- is the following sequence: "But the reason I criticized the Exon bill... is that he would give immunity from prosecution from the major pornography _profiteers_... The person who put [the porn] on the Internet didn't charge for it. But _Netcom_, or America OnLine, or these others, _will_ charge you... Some people spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars viewing it, and some of those people are children... the pornographer profiteers today are the people who give you access to the Internet... And they know that material's there, they know that's why thousands and thousands of people subscribe every month to their services, that is in order to get pornography. So the pornography profiteers today are the access providers, like Netcom, CompuServe, etc." Hundreds and hundreds of dollars? I think you need a new ISP. And some children spend this much? Don't their parents wonder about the bill? Thousands and thousands of people? Name six. And, by the way, since you have all of these nifty statistics at your fingertips, what percentage of all Internet users does that "thousands and thousands" represent? I most strongly contest the labelling of Internet service providers as "pornography profiteers." This is a most inaccurate description when applied to practially all, if not all, ISPs. There can be no excuse for the utterance of such ignorant and careless hogwash. ISPs charge for Internet access, not for pornography. From their perspective, if you choose to access pornography, that's your business. I don't know of any ISPs that don't charge the same rate regardless of whether one accesses Penthouse magazine or The Christian Coalition's Home Page. You guys, take a step back and stop making a mockery out of issues we -- christians, U.S. citizens, and conservatives -- hold dear. ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 18:36:51 +1494730 (PDT) From: Christopher Klaus Subject: File 3--Security Mailing Lists This was put together to hopefully promote greater awareness of the security lists that already exist. Most security mailing lists have been only announced once and it was only word of mouth that it would acquire new members. This list should hopefully make the membership grow for each mailing list. 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