Church of Scientology v The Internet. Again.

Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology are at war with the Internet in a case that proves the uneasy relationship between the believers of Xenu and cyberspace, an ongoing battle that has been waged for over a decade (see this, this and this). Those familiar with digital copyright may recall that the Church of Scientology has used copyright law before in order to remove websites which prove just how ludicrous the whole thing is.

Now Scientologists have allegedly tried to pull the infamous Tom Cruise video from YouTube, and as it is only natural, the Internet has collectively responded by making the video one of the most viral videos in the short history of Web 2.0. Imagine tens of thousands of geeks shouting “Help! I’m being repressed!” at the same time, and you get the idea. The video has been shown on the BBC and linked to from The Times Online, and it can still be found on YouTube in various guises. The word “backfire” does come to mind.

What the Church of Scientology was not counting on is that the environment has clearly changed from the early 90s, where content was offered on one or two sites, making it an easy target for litigation. In the era of the citizen-publisher, that is no longer possible, as users will replicate the infringing material, and any attempts to stop it will be met with opposition. Hackers have been attacking Scientology websites with DDoS attacks, and a day of protests is being organised on YouTube and Facebook.

I’m glad to report that this blog is thetan free since 2004.

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  2. Scientologists Dont Want You to Read FREE MIND FREE BODY book by D R Boisse!Buy this book now! Free Mind Free Body helps readers use their own minds and it will help people to break free of scientology cult mind control by promoting that people think for themselves and understand self-imprisonment and setting yourself free from self limitations that other people put on you. The Scientologists dont want people to know how their mind works outside of their stupid cult because then scientology.org wont be able to trick their followers anymore. Read what the scientologists dont want you to know! read Free Mind Free Body and tell your friends so we can help those people who get tricked and sucked into scientology from their mind control tactics preying on weak minded people who just dont know any better. I found the book at http://www.FreeMindFreeBody.com its available worldwide

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