Swedes Halt Scientology Web Manual - 1998-09-14
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) _ A Swedish court on Monday ordered a man to stop spreading a copyrighted Church of Scientology training manual on the Internet and ordered him to pay the church more than $150,000.
The legal battle between the controversial church and Zenon Panoussis has attracted the attention of the United States, with U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky saying Sweden's law on open public records violates international copyright law.
Panoussis obtained a copy of the church's training manual in 1996 and sent it to the Swedish Parliament. Swedish law permits the Parliament to allow public access to documents filed with it.