Church Of Scientology Uses Copyright, Trademark, And Cyberbullying Laws To Silence Critical Parody - 2013-06-28

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F0.png Church Of Scientology Uses Copyright, Trademark, And Cyberbullying Laws To Silence Critical Parody June 28, 2013, Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

Well, it turns out you just can't teach a kinda-old non-religion religion new tricks. Reader John alerts us to a case in which the Church of Scientology is using copyright, trademark and cyberbullying laws to silence a parody criticizing the "church", Will Smith, and the attempt to destroy film making commonly known as After Earth. Recently, they demanded that GoDaddy nix cheerupwillsmith.com, which parodied the church and the film, over the use of their logos, a letter from church-leader David Miscavige, a photo of the same Miscavige, and a parody portrayal of Mr. Miscavige.

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