From http://www.yourish.com/ 8/29/02
Declan McCullagh reprints (with permission) a letter from Scientology representatives explaining their beef with the Internet and copyright violations.
Particularly interesting is this bit:
An individual was convicted for threatening and intimidating Scientologists through the Internet. He then fled the country to avoid sentencing.
Let's compare that to this:
On 26 Apr 2001, Keith Henson was convicted of "interfering with a religion", a misdemeanor under California law, for picketing outside Scientology's heavily-armed, razor-wire enclosed base outside Hemet, CA.
At trial, the judge threw out all Henson's witnesses, disallowed any testimony about his reasons for picketing the cult, and allowed the prosecution to present excerpts from Henson's Internet postings out of context; the Scientology witnesses also committed perjury which Henson was unable to rebut.
Henson is seeking political refugee status in Canada in order to force the US government to look into the criminal conspiracy between the Hemet District Attorney's office and the Scientology cult to deprive him of his civil rights.
Oh, those wacky Scientology kids! First they copyright their "religious" writings (is the Bible copyrighted? The Koran? Uh-huh.), then they load up our courts with lawsuits against grandfathers who protest the fact that their "church" kills people (like Lisa McPherson). Scientology: Take away its tax-free status. If it's a religion, I'm a Muslim. "