The 'Caliphate' + the Coyprights 2001

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The 'Caliphate' + the Copyrights 2001

Since early 2001 John Symonds has his own lawyers. Naylor resigned from Symonds' power of attorney. Symonds is conducting his own defence.
Eventually John Symonds conceded that copyrights 'exist'. In October 2001 Naylor, through his solicitors, said he would not contest the claim that copyrights exist — there is no court order per se.
Do copyrights actually exist (have they expired, were works first published under certain conditions etc. i.e. do they meet legal tests as works qualifying for copyright protection)? Yes, copyrights exist. Does this all mean that Breeze now really owns real copyrights? Yes! Can he also execute them? Yes!

Here the long-awaited Court Order of October 2000

In the High Court of Justice Chancery Division ORDER [outlook slightly adapted to online editing] Claim No HC 1999 No 04477
Claimant (include Ref.): Ordo Templi Orientis (a body incorporated in the State of California in the United States of America (OR/VJG/969-3)
Defendants (incl. Ref.) (1) John Symonds (2) Anthony Naylor (3) Mandrake Press Limited [illegible] Before Master Price Wednesday and Thursday the 18th and 19th of October 2000 Upon the Hearing of the inquiry ordered to be heard pursuant to the orders of Master Price dated 27th day of March and 30th day of May 2000 wherein it was ordered that such inquiry be held before a Master as to whether the Claimant has title to sue by virtue of the Claimant's case in paragraphs 1 to 24 of the Particulars of Claim in respect of the infringement of the Coypright works set out in the schedule to the Particulars of Claim. And upon the said inquiry taking place on the 18th and 19th of October 2000. And upon hearing Counsel for the Claimant and the Defendants. And upon reading the documents marked upon the Court file as having been read. And upon the Master giving judgment in the said inquiry on the 19th of October 2000. IT IS ORDERED THAT 1. The Defendant's application to amend paragraph 21 of their Amended Defence be refused. 2. As regards costs:- a. the Defendants shall pay the Claimant's costs of the said inquiry; b. such costs shall be determined upon detailed assessment (if not agreed); c. the said assessment shall take place forthwith; d. thereafter such sums as are found due to be Claimant (if any) together with interest under the Judgments Act 1838 as shall have accrued from the date of this order shall be paid by the Defendants to the Claimant within 14 days of the date of service upon the Defendants of the final certificate of the court pursuant to paragraph 47.16(3) of part 47 of the Civil Procedure Rules; e. that the foregoing shall be without prejudice to the power of the court to isse an interim costs certificate pursuant to paragraph 47.15(1)(a) of part 47 of the Civil Procedure Rules. 3. The Claimant shall be released from the provision already made by it for the security for costs of the said enquiry And That, to this end, the Defendants' solicitors shall within 7 days of this order return to the Claimant's solicitors the original letter of guarantee dated the 17th of April 2000 issued by Landesbank Berlin. And it is Directed that there shall be a case management conference for the purpose of determining what directions are necessary for the further conduct of his action which case management conference shall be held not earlier than the 16th of November 2000 and which shall be fixed to be held at a date convenient for the representatives of the parties with a time estimate of 1 hour. And it is Declared that 1. The claimant is entitled to the absolute title in the copyrights (so far as subsisting) in all of the literary works written by Aleister Crowley. 2. The claimant is entitled to the equitable title in the copyrights (so far as subsisting) in all other works created by the said Aleister Crowley which do not form the subject matter of the previous delcaration. And that the Defendants shall not have permission to appeal. Andrew Nichol Q.C. Ashely Roughton Counsel for the Claimant Counsel for the Defendants 020 7404 1313 020 7430 1234 Dated this 19th day of October 2000.

Some background information

Lawyers 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']
Purchase of the copyrights on Aleister Crowley from the Official Receiver (OR)
The 1999 Particulars of Claim ['Caliphate']
Financial Reports 1996-1999 of the 'Caliphate'
Erraneous opinion on the International Copyright Situation. Text by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000
What the 'Caliphate' does not want you to know . Text by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000
Crowley's Probate. Text by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000
'Caliphate' Capers. Text by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000. Based upon a draft by James Graeb
Structure, Constitutions and Money. Partly written by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000
Library of Congress, letter dated September 6, 2000
2000, July: An analysis of the Bylaws of the 'Caliphate' and its Board of Directors. By James Graeb
2000, July: Incorporation of O.T.O., Argentum Astrum and E.G.C.
2000: "Caliphate-O.T.O. Win" and the The Writing on the Wall. Text by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000
Court Order of October 2000
James T. Graeb, co-founder and IX° of the 'Caliphate', a lawyer, calls the 'Caliphate' a "Puppet Show Piece" and files suit vs William Breeze, William Heidrick, Marcus Jungkurth et alii in 2001
The 2002 Ruling
The Summary so far

Ordo Templi Orientis - Trade Mark - Starfire Publishing Limited

Kenneth Grant Aossic Typhonian Ordo Templi Orientis
Kenneth Grant
John Symonds Aleister Crowley The Great Beast King of the Shadow Realm
John Symonds
Francis King
Francis King

Some Things

Court Case H.J. Metzger vs Walter Englert in the 1970s
1991 Opinion of a German prosecuting attorney's office on the body of the 'Caliphate' Erfahrungsbericht eines O.T.O.-Mitglieds im Zusammenhang mit dem Gerichtsprozess 'Caliphat' gegen Hänssler-Verlag, 1990 Unsuccessfull attempt in Yugoslavia
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 DeutschlandEnglish translation: 2007 'Caliphate' Casino2008: Honesty is the best Policy: 'Caliphate' O.T.O. / William Breeze lost in a legal case Deutsche Version: Ehrlich währt am Längsten: Warum der O.T.O. gegen P.R. Koenig verlor

Items of Historical Interest

In 1930, Karl Germer sent a description of the Aleister Crowley LTD. to Fernando Pessoa
Karl Germer, L. Wilkinson and Lady Harris

Other Background

The 'Caliphate'
Discussion about the  instrument of succession. An introduction to the background, followed by a transcript of such discussion
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
Playgame of an O.T.O.-Fatamorgana — Statistics, Censorship, Name Dropping. 2011. Gaps in the Script of Esotericism: Hypocrisy and Hypercrisis – Oscar Wilde: Ambition is the last resort of failure
Fetish, Self-Induction, Stigma and Rôleplay. 2011.

More about all this in: Andreas Huettl and Peter-R. Koenig: Satan - Jünger, Jäger und Justiz

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