Archive Message - 1995

From!!cherokee!!!!!!!!!!!news Thu Aug 31 10:51:08 1995 Path:!!cherokee!!!!!!!!!!!news From: (Michael Reuss) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Rocky Mountain News Co$ Article 8/30 Date: 30 Aug 1995 17:28:55 GMT Organization: Hewlett-Packard Lines: 44 Message-ID: <42274n$> NNTP-Posting-Host: Mime-Version: 1.0 X-Newsreader: WinVN 0.93.11 This is the text of a Rocky Mountain News (Denver CO USA) article from 8/30/95 The article appears on page 4 alongside a 1"x1" b&w photo of Heber Jentzsch. (Typos mine, used without permission) -- Michael Reuss Honorary Kid ******************************************************************************* "Scientologist to start returning some seized data" "Uncopyrighted material taken in raid will go back to critic, president says" by Jean Torkelson (Rocky Mtn News staff writer) The Church of Scientology will begin to return uncopyrighted material seized in a raid of former member, Larry Wollersheim's home, perhaps as early as today, two top church officials said Tuesday. Heber Jentzsch, international president of the Los Angeles-based church, and Kurt Weiland, head of the church's legal and public affairs branch, were in Denver to discuss the Aug. 22 federal raid on millions of pages of Scientology material from Wollersheim's Boulder home. They said any material not copyrighted by the church will be returned to Wollersheim, who they said has been disseminating church secrets and other documents on the Internet to warn people that Scientology is dangerous. Wollersheim says that the seized material includes sensitive documents that the church will copy and use against former members. "You can't believe anything he says," said Weiland, adding that Wollersheim's attorney was permitted to attend the review of the material but chose not to attend. Wollersheim was not available late Tuesday to comment. Jentzsch characterized some of the seized material, which he says will be returned to Wollersheim, as "a personal attack on me" because if referred to the circumstances of his late wife's death. The assertion was that she was not cared for; that the church did nothing to assist her," Jentzsch said. "(His charge) is despicable beyond nature." Jentzsch and Weiland say the church is doing all cyberspace a favor by vigorously pursuing copyright infringement in that new, unregulated territory. "Violations of others' rights on the Internet will inevitably result in some sort of legislation," said Weiland. "The way to avoid that and preserve the utmost possible freedom of the 'Net is for the industry to (police) itself."


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