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This is an entirely non-commercial site. Its content is intended to be critical of the human and civil rights violations, abuses, fraud and criminality of the Scientology enterprise. If we failed in this intention, we apologize. Neither Gerry Armstrong, Caroline Letkeman or carolineletkeman.org is in any way affiliated with or sponsored or authorized by any Scientology organization, and in no way or measure whatsoever do we support Scientology’s rights violations, abuses, fraud or criminality.
We are fully aware that documents herein, and carolineletkeman.org itself, are prima facie violations of an injunction the Scientology cult obtained in the California Superior Court against Gerry Armstrong and anyone acting in concert with him. We acknowledge that by creating this web site, webbing these documents, and in a thousand different ways Caroline acts constantly in concert with Gerry. It is our conviction, however, that said injunction is unlawful, lawfully unenforceable, a lawfully impermissible violation of our civil rights to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, due process and freedom from slavery, and that the injunction was obtained by the Scientology cult by fraud, threat and other unlawful means. We therefore believe that we are legally and completely justified in webbing and making available the information and documents on this site.
The initial focus of this web site is to publicly document the Scientology cult’s ripoff of over $60,000 from Caroline for useless and dangerous “services,” and to support her demand for a refund of this money. We hope that the site and Caroline’s efforts to get back the money Scientology defrauded from her are also helpful to other Scientology fraud victims, to attorneys seeking refunds for these victims, and to all those people opposing the cult’s fraud, abuse and criminality. We are aware that any assistance the site might be to people defrauded, abused or persecuted by Scientology, or to anyone who opposes the cult’s abuses and criminality, is also prohibited by the Armstrong injunction that the cult obtained in California. Such a prohibition, we also believe, is unlawful and lawfully unenforceable, and we believe that we are morally and legally justified in providing whatever assistance to wogs® or to Scientologists that the site can in any way be. It isn’t possible to tell, of course, if we are assisting, so please let us know, or send other materials to us that you think could help us help even more.
We are very aware that the Scientology organization is the most notorious abuser of copyright law in the world. The cult uses this commercial law to suppress discussion, prevent people from making informed decisions, and as a “legal” weapon to attack and fair game opponents of its abuses and criminality. Scientology is no respecter of the fair use guarantee of copyrights, and consequently is no respecter of the benefits the fair use doctrine gives to society; namely, teaching, scholarship, criticism, comment, reporting and research. Scientology seeks to triumph, and attain its goal of world domination, by suppressing or destroying these societal blessings.1
The formulators of the fair use right of copyright could not have predicted that any persons or organization would have the malevolent intent and hubris to use commercial copyright law to hide their public libels of people or to keep secret their manuals directing criminal acts against their human targets. Thus in national or international copyright acts, there is no mention of limiting or curtailing tortious or criminal conduct as a public benefit. But it is for this public good, as well as for the various copyright acts’ stated benefits of education, scholarship, criticism, research, etc., that we have included on this site large portions, and even complete versions of certain Scientology copyrighted documents. See, e.g. Scientology’s published attack on Caroline’s person, one of the cult’s notorious ” Suppressive Person Declares.” It may also be necessary to include some Scientology documents in their entirety to eliminate any validity to the cult’s charge, which it has the bad habit of making, that opponents of its abusive or noxious policies or directives, are taking the cult’s statements out of context.
For further information regarding our position on copyrights, fair use and Scientology’s copyright terrorism, see Caroline’s letter to Scientology leader David Miscavige in response to his cult’s attack on her earlier personal website.
a) U.S. code on Copyright, particularly Title 17, Section 107 (Fair Use)
b) Berne Convention