SCIENTOLOGISTS SETTLE LAWSUIT AGAINST INTERNET ACCESS FIRM - 1996-08-05

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F43.png SCIENTOLOGISTS SETTLE LAWSUIT AGAINST INTERNET ACCESS FIRM August 5, 1996, Washington Post

A lawsuit that many in the on-line community feared would set a precedent restricting freedom of expression on the Internet has been settled out of court.

Netcom On-Line Communications Services Inc. announced Saturday it had settled the intellectual property dispute initiated by Religious Technology Center (RTC), a wing of the Church of Scientology.

RTC had sought to prohibit Netcom subscribers from posting sacred writings expressing the church's belief that man's spiritual problems stem from an intergalactic holocaust 75 million years ago. The church claimed some of the writings were protected under U.S. copyright laws. Both parties agreed not to disclose specific details of the settlement.

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