Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon
The 'Caliphate' Book Patrol Fahrenheit 418
(2) Francis King: The Secret Rituals of the O.T.O.
Yahoo group: Aiwaz Thelema Message 621 From: satyra_x satyra_x@y... Date: Wed Sep 11, 2002 7:03 am Subject: censorship by califate on ebay WHY *YOU* MAY NOT BE PERMITTED to sell your used books on ebay! ----------------------------------------------------- ok i found it, but would like to keep my source "confidential" therefore i have removed identifiers, however you certainly have enough left *here* to check it out with ebay yourself and see if this is indeed the case. or for that matter, check with oto_legal_department@m... who seems to be claiming they have a right to interfere with the rights of US and other citizens to sell their USED BOOKS on ebay!! satyra PS: if you discover it was a "fake" complaint tim, by a phony alleged oto, please let the list know, i am sure everyone wants to know. i don't think it's a fake, though, since there was a SWORN STATEMENT filed that now prohibits the selling of books on ebay, not just by califatos, but by EVERYONE. ----------------------------------------------- From: whyended@e... To: [apersonwhowantstosellabook@n...] Subject: VeRO NOTICE: eBay Listing(s) Cancelled - VeRO Program Date: [in the spring of 2002] Dear [xxx (apersonwhowantstosellabook@n...),] We regret to inform you that your listing: [xxxxlistingnumber] Secret Rituals of the OTO - Francis King has been ended at the request of Ordo Templi Orientis , a member of eBay's Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program, because they filed a sworn statement that it offers a product or contains material which violates their copyright, trademark or other rights. In the interest of protecting all eBay users, we end such listings to avoid any association with potentially infringing or unlawful items. We understand that sometimes mistakes can be made. If you feel your listing was ended in error, please read the VeRO Program Memberâ*s About Me Page. To help you find their About Me page, we have compiled a list of About Me pages located at: http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/vero-aboutme.html If you are unable to find the appropriate About Me page, or if their About Me page does not answer your questions, please contact the VeRO Program Member directly by emailing them at oto_legal_department@m... Of course, eBay is available to answer questions, but since only the rights owner understands their products and policies, we encourage you to contact them first. If we agree a mistake has been made or the VeRO Program Member notifies us, we will allow you to relist the item. We also understand that even if your item is infringing, you may have been unaware of that fact, and may have listed the item with the best of intentions. Unfortunately, even if this is so, you still could face potential liability, so ending the listing is still necessary. Please review our Prohibited, Questionable & Infringing Items at: http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-items.html and Why Was My Auction Ended Early By eBay? at: http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-endauction.html to learn more. All Bidders have been notified and any associated fees have been credited to your account. **Keep in mind that listing of prohibited, questionable or infringing items, or the re-listing of ended items without the approval of eBay, can result in your suspension from eBay. Thank you for your cooperation. Regards, Teresa (whyended@e...) eBay Inc. Message 626 From: satyra_x satyra_x@y... Date: Wed Sep 11, 2002 7:47 am Subject: strange new world odour of the califate Strange New World Odour of the Califate --------------------------------- Your little son Timmy needs emergency surgery, and to try to raise some extra cash, you decide to go into your basement and see what's down there that you haven't touched for more than 30 years. Perhaps there's something of value in your collection of old but not antique volumes. Aha! there's a bunch of silly books, but who knows, some collector might pay good money for them. And so you make up your list, and off it goes to eBay. You *own* these books, you paid good money for them some years ago. it was your college days, and sometimes you even skipped lunch to buy a new book. shouldn't be any problem to sell your own property, eh? Wrong! A knock comes at the door, and it is the Califate Book Patrol, equipped with flame throwers, just like in Fahrenheit 451. Black booted and asbestos suited... "Where are OUR BOOKS!" they demand. Gasp! eBay had notified the Califate Book Patrol that you had listed a book that THEY OWN! never mind that when you bought the book, the Califate was not in existence, with the Marvel of Time Travel this Corporation now retroactively owns your book collection. ALL OF IT, every single book that mentions any of the following words at least ONCE, "ritual, france, francis, breeze, bill, hymen, oto, crow, crowley, star, woman, man, birth, initiation, sun, moon, and secret". The Califate claims the copyrights to all these words AND MANY MORE! They shove you aside and proceed to pile up the books you had readied for shipment to new owners. They push little Timmy down, despite your cries! And once they have what you THOUGHT was your property piled into a pyramid, they turn on the flame-throwers.... all that is left is a pile of ash. They even burned your daily newspaper, because they own ALL THE WORDS that Aleister Crowley the Prophet invented. (apologies to Ray Bradbury) ----------------------- [snip] satyra Yahoo group thelema93-l Message 12202 From: "scarlet ibis" scarletibis@1... Date: Tue Oct 1, 2002 3:19 pm Subject: Re: no burnings --- In thelema93-l@y..., Rick Gorton tez666@e... wrote: > 93, P: The Caliphate is not burning any books, why the analogy > to Fahrenheit 451? Not speaking for anyone in particular, the way I understand the analogy is the restriction of the sale on eBay of (a) privately owned book(s), bought way before the UK (no other) courts decided this or that about things may "subsist"ing. . . this interference with books that are *privately* owned, and one time, bought and paid for. If you saw the film F451 you remember the scene where the "book patrol" enters a private home and piles up the books and then sets fire to them. The analogy is not to the fire I suspect (though there is that "comment" thing) but the interference with books that are privately owned and were acquired legitimately. The eBay restriction makes the books, should one decide one no longer wishes to own them, good only for use as fireplace logs I guess. It certainly is an abuse of copyright law, since it does not appear the Caliphate is planning to rush the SROTO into print and for sale to the public anytime soon. > The courts decided fairly on the ownership of copyrights. All > the examples you are using are violations of legitimate > copyright law. So the Caliphate *is* planning to rush SROTO into print soon for sale for a profit? Please, when, where and how much? Copyright law is supposed to protect the creator's rights to *make a profit* after all. Hey wait, a minute, aren't they getting tax breaks for being a not- for-profit religious organization or something? So how exactly is the Caliphate losing money by making books they NEVER planned to publish and sell unavailable? please, tell me again...? Bore us to death, quickly. . . Oh scratch that. Please just let the Caliphate lapse into the obscurity they so *richly* deserve. Amen and So Mote It Be. scarlet1
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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']
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
Some ThingsCourt 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'
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'
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.
Traduzione italiana: La versione play-game di un O.T.O.-Fatamorgana
Fetish, Self-Induction, Stigma and Rôleplay. 2011.
Traduzione italiana: Il feticcio, lauto-induzione, lo stigma, il gioco di ruolo.
Tlumaczenie polskie: Fetysz. Rytualy. Resocjalizacja: Tozsamosc przez stygmat. Autoindukowana schizofrenia. Odgrywanie ról.
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