Another Nail in the Coffin For NXIVM
Date: May 14, 2004 12:34AM
I assume you mean the recent court ruling at the 2nd Circuit, which went against Mr. Raniere and Ms. Salzman?
It was not only a defeat for them legally, but really has lasting implications regarding any "cult" that tries to use copyright law as a tool to silence its critics.
It doesn't work.
Incidentally, Scientology advised Raniere through an operative at the so-called "new Cult Awareness Network" (CAN).
CAN lady Nancy O'Meara boasted in an email that she was helping him.
Ms. O'Meara is a Scientologist and essentially is the "cult" grunt that answers the phone at "CAN."
Here is some irony, Raniere is what Scientology often calls a "squirrel," which is someone who uses their "tech" without attribution and/or permission. Much of his "rational inquiry" program is lifted from them. O'Meara and her superiors don't seem mind, at least for now.
Also, Nancy should have told the other Nancy at NXIVM that Scientology lost a virtually identical copyright case they filed using the same premise against the Washington Post.
Oh well, it's a good thing for the further defining of copyright law and its use on the Internet.
But Templar, some of your language sounds a bit ominous and a little threatening. You probably just are using verbal metaphors. But let's make this clear, no one is threatening Mr. Raniere, Ms. Salzman or NXIVM.
Whatever justice they recieve will be legally metted out by the courts.
Again, thanks for the words of support.