The 'Caliphate' Book Patrol — Fahrenheit 418 — Liber AL

The 'Caliphate' Book Patrol — Fahrenheit 418

(1) The Book of the Law / Liber AL

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 06:33:34 -0300
To: koenig @
From: xxxx
Subject: Fwd: copyright infringement
They now claim copyrights over the Book of the Law!
 > From: Adrian Leverkuhn 
 > To: <...@...COM.BR>; 
 > Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 9:02 PM
 > Subject: copyright infringement
 > c...@....COM.BR
 > ... Informática Ltda
 > Rua ...
 > Ordo Templi Orientis
 > (a not for profit religious corporation)
 > PO Box 684098
 > Austin TX 78768
 > (1) (512) 731-3193
 > September 5, 2002
 > by email (a copy was also sent to ...)
 > Re: Abuse of copyright at in violation of Brazilian law and the DMCA at
 >        which gives the following infringing listings:
 >        "Liber Al vel Legis - o Livro da Lei " which accesses
 >        "O Porquê e como do Êxtase - Aleister Crowley, tradução Dom
 > Marcelo Santos" which accesses
 >        "Liber II - Texto de Crowley" which accesses
 >        "Rituais da 1ª  tríade da O.T.O. - de Frater Baphomet XIº" [=
 > Aleister Crowley] which accesses the file
 > Dear Sir or Madam
 > Ordo Templi Orientis is the exclusive owner of copyrights of Aleister
 > Crowley (British author, 1875-1947), and I am authorized to act in this
 > matter.
 > This is to give formal written notice to your company that your server
 > contains infringements of copyrights we exclusively control, in the form
 > of unauthorized Portuguese translations of material, listed above, that
 > is copyrighted material owned by our organization.
 > We have determined that these infringements are in violation of
 > Brazilian copyright law. We assume that your terms of service are in
 > compliance with Brazilian law and industry standards, and prohibit
 > unauthorized copyright infringement. We respectfully demand that it be
 > removed from your server immediately.
 > The use of the material infringed has never been authorized by Ordo
 > Templi Orientis (a California not-for-profit corporation), and that the
 > work is not in the public domain in Brazil.
 > We have a UK High Court judgment proving that our organization owns the
 > copyrights of the English author Aleister Crowley, who wrote the
 > above-cited material. We also have an earlier US Federal Court decision
 > that upholds our ownership  of the copyrights. We vigorously defend our
 > intellectual property
 > rights,  in whatever country they are infringed.
 > If you or your attorneys wish to have copies of our court decisions, we
 > can have our attorneys send copies by mail or fax.
 > As this is a hostile infringment, we anticipate that the infringing
 > party will try to post this again, once it is apparent the work is
 > removed. If you can cancel any membership privileges held by the
 > infringer this might make future problems less likely. It appears that
 > the material was posted by a Marcelo Santos, who is a known past
 > infringer of our copyrights.
 > The information in this notification is true and accurate.
 > Sincerely,
 > /S/
 > Adrian Leverkuhn
 > Assistant Secretary
 > Ordo Templi Orientis

 Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 17:38:01 -0700
 To: WurDan@....
 From: Bill Heidrick
 Subject: Re: Liber AL
 93 Aleisterion,
 >I wrote you a letter in 1989 e.v. requesting from you permission to
 >quote from The Book of the Law. You were very kind and stated: "Liber
 >AL vel Legis, The Book of the Law, is in the public domain. You may
 >print it or quote it to your heart's content." Thank you for this; but
 >as I am writing material, and frequently need to quote from the Book
 >as Crowley did, I must ask you if this permission is still good. I
 >don't want to get into trouble and merely want to help Thelema, and
 >promulgate The Book of the Law.
 It's still ok. There have been changes in copyright law, and Liber AL
 is now considered back in copyright to a certain extent, variable from
 country to country and somewhat dependant on the edition used for the
 quoting. We favor free quoting, even when Liber AL is not public domain
 these days.
 93 93/93

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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.

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