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25th March 2009, 10:14 PM
On February 8, 1995, two Church of Scientology corporations filed a lawsuit (http://www.eff.org/pub/Censorship/CoS_v_the_Net/cos_020895.complaint) and a request for a restraining order (http://www.eff.org/pub/Censorship/CoS_v_the_Net/cos_tro_020895.application) against Dennis Erlich of Glendale, California, alleging that he was posting the Church's "copyrighted trade secrets". They also sued the bulletin board he was using, Tom Klemesrud's support.com, and the bulletin board's Internet service provider, Netcom. Two days later, they received a temporary restraining order (http://www.eff.org/pub/Censorship/CoS_v_the_Net/erlich_tro_021095.order) against the three defendants, as well as a writ of seizure (http://www.eff.org/pub/Censorship/CoS_v_the_Net/erlich_seizure.order) allowing them to search Erlich's home and seize computer files.

Erlich did not know about any of this until 7:30 in the morning of Monday, February 13, 1995, when Church attorney Thomas Small and seven other people demanded entry to his home. According to Erlich, they spent over six hours copying and deleting files from his computer system. A Glendale police officer was present at the beginning and end of the raid, but not at any other time.


25th March 2009, 10:26 PM
3 years later, along with 50 like-minded-individuals 'pulled in' by the action, Dennis was rolling in laughter and tears on L. Ron Hubbard way saying 'This Street is Mine!'
Thank You Ron.