Date 1991 GEORGE ALBERT AUGER (1) ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS (2) HUGO CLIVE HARPER (3) ------------------------------------- ASSIGNMENT relating to copyright in the works of the late ALEISTER CROWLEY ------------------------------------- Gersten & Nixon National House 60/66 Wardour Street London WIV 3HP THIS ASSIGNMENT is made the 28th day of March 1991 B E T W E E N GEORGE ALBERT AUGER ("the Trustee") of 8 Baker Street London W1M 1DA as Trustee in Bankruptcy of EDWARD ALEXANDER CROWLEY otherwise known as and herein called ALEISTER CROWLEY of the first part ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS a California not-for-profit Corporation of P.O. Box 430 Fairfax CA94978 U.S.A ("the Order") of the second part and HUGO CLIVE HARPER of 7 Malmouth Well Road High Wycombe Buckinghamshire ("Mr. Harper") of the third part W H E R E A S :- (1) Aleister Crowley died on the 1st December 1947 having during his lifetime written many literary works ("the Works") (2) On the 1st February 1935 a Receiving Order in Bankruptcy was made against Aleister Crowley and he was an undischarged bankrupt at the date of his death (3) The Trustee is the Trustee in Bankruptcy of the late Aleister Crowley (4) It is probable that some or all of the copyrights in the works are vested in the Trustee (5) The Order wishes to acquire from the Trustee such rights and interest to the copyrights in the Works as the Trustee may have and the Trustee has agreed to assign such rights and interest (if any) to the Order in consideration of the sum of £3,000 and on receipt of the indemnity on the part of Mr. Harper hereinafter given. W I T N E S S E T H as follows: - 1. In consideration of the sum of £3,000 paid by the Order to the Trustee (the receipt whereof the Trustee hereby acknowledges) the Trustee assigns to the Order all such rights of copyright and interest therein (if any) as the Trustee may have including all accrued rights of action (if any) to protect the said rights (if any) as the Trustee may have and all other rights of whatever nature in the Works as the Trustee may have to hold to the Order absolutely throughout the world for the residue of the respective terms of such copyrights (if any) 2. The Trustee gives no warranty whatsoever in relation to the copyrights (if any) hereby assigned save that neither he nor his predecessors as Trustees following the Receiving Order on the 1st February 1935 have previously assigned or otherwise dealt with the said rights (if any) 3. In consideration of the Assignment in Clause 1 hereof the Order and Mr. Harper hereby jointly and severally covenant with the Trustee that they will keep the Trustee fully indemnified against all losses actions claims proceedings costs and damages arising out of any claim made against the Trustee by any person other than the parties to this Agreement that the Trustee had no right to assign all or any of the copyrights in the Works which belongs to the person making such claim and that such person has thereby suffered damage or has a claim in damages such indemnity without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing to include any damages or compensation paid by the Trustee on the advice of its Legal Advisers and after consultation with the Order Mr. Harper and/or their respective Legal Advisers to compromise or settle any such claim and all legal costs or other expenses arising thereout 4. It is hereby agreed between the parties hereto as follows: - (a) That in the event of it being proved that the Trustee has no title or interest in the Works or any of them then the Order shall not be entitled to any repayment either in whole or in part of the said consideration whatsoever or any recourse whatsoever against the Trustee; (b) That the terms hereof shall not be disclosed by the Order to any person other than the professional advisers of the Order or for the purpose of proving title to the Works without the prior written consent of the Trustee 5. It is hereby certified that the transaction hereby effected does not form part of a larger transaction or of a series of transaction in respect of which the amount or value or aggregate amout or value exceeds £30,000 I N W I T N E S S whereof the Trustee and Mr. Harper have have signed this instrument as their Deed and William Garry Breeze a person duly authorised to sign for an on behalf of the Order has signed this instrument as his Deed on behalf of the Order the day and year first before written Signed as a Deed by GEORGE ALBERT AUGER in the presence of: - ... Signed as a Deed by WILLIAM GARY BREEZE in the presence of: - ... Signed as a Deed by HUGO CLIVE HARPER in the presence of: - ...Facsimile scans of above transcript: page 1 page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5
Some background informationLawyers and Historians: The 'Caliphate' versus the Truth? -- Introduction
the Maine decision 1984 [to the disfavour of the 'Caliphate']
| the California decision 1985 [to the favour of the 'Caliphate']
Ordo Templi Orientis - Trade Mark - Starfire Publishing Limited
Some Things1991 Opinion of a German prosecuting attorney's office on the body of the 'Caliphate'
Censorship in the UK
The "Caliphate" Book Patrol: Fahrenheit 418
Paul Joseph Rovelli versus the 'Caliphate', New York January 2000
1998, July 17 - 2000 October Austrian situation on Copyrights [German and English]
Trademark O.T.O.. By Leslie Anne Childress
2007 'Caliphat' Kasino in Deutschland
Items of Historical InterestIn 1930, Karl Germer sent a description of the Aleister Crowley LTD. to Fernando Pessoa
Karl Germer, L. Wilkinson and Lady Harris
Other BackgroundThe 'Caliphate'
National Grandmasters and OHOs of the O.T.O.
Minutes of the 11 IX°s 'Caliphate' election in 1985 where it was clearly said that the 'Caliph' is not the juro OHO
More about all this in: Andreas Huettl and Peter-R. Koenig: Satan - Jünger, Jäger und Justiz