Internet Czar? - 1998-07-21
In 1996, the Church of Scientology sued Tom Klemesrud, the systems operator of a bulletin board, and Netcom, his Internet service provider, for copyright infringement. Both cases eventually were settled. Mr. Klemesrud agreed to pay the church $50,000 to go away, but admitted no liability. Netcom agreed to establish new protocol for handling disputes in which copyright holders claimed infringement, but were unwilling to display the originals for comparison with posted material.