Friday, October 21, 2005

Backfire

I doubt this is what the litigious jerks intended, but I'm glad for the proprietor of ScienTOMogy.

The site, ScienTOMogy.info, states in its introduction that it is in no way affiliated with the church and links those who may have gotten there inadvertently to the church's official home page. ScienTOMogy also labels its spoof videos and other material as "satirical." Still, church officials are claiming copyright infringement over the domain name.

Bloggers, many of whom say they consider Scientology a cult rather than a religion, have noted that the legal action has given ScienTOMogy a cult following of its own. The site has gone from getting 100 hits a day to more than 1 million in a matter of hours, according to a ScienTOMogy blog.


Good luck to them.

5 Comments:

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10:32 AM  
Blogger Xenuphobe said...

The thing that gets me is that by changing that one letter in the word "Scientology" - then - to my mind - they are NOT infringing on any copyright.

Scientomogy is not Scientology. Sorry. It's not. Unless they have copyrighted the word "Scientomogy" - their claim seems quite ridiculous.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Thetan Lover said...

As are most of their claims. They just want to shut the guy up.

Keep it up, guys. You're digging your own grave. You WILL NOT survive the information age.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Glen said...

You're dead right - in telephone conversations the church here in NZ told me they'd drp the suit if I removed some of the content... it's not about the name - it's about their poster boy TC

10:45 AM  
Blogger Thetan Lover said...

The whole thing is ludicrous. It's just a friggin' piss-take, for goodness' sake. The humorless bastards know they've got plenty to hide and don't like people asking the uglier questions, even more than their persistant refusal to answer them, outside of labelling their critics as "anti-religious extremists" or passing lies about them. "Child molestor" seems to be a favorite of theirs, and I sincerely hope more people follow the example of the proprietor of Xenu.net and start filing libel suits against them for that kind of shit.

10:13 AM  

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