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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Francis King
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Karl Germer

Items of Historical Interest

In 1930, Karl Germer sent a description of the Aleister Crowley LTD. to Fernando Pessoa.
Aleister Crowley: This is the Last Will.
Karl Germer, Louis Wilkinson and Lady Frieda Harris.
National Grandmasters and OHOs of the O.T.O.

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 theInternational 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.
Anonymous: Burning Down The House. 'Caliphate', Argenteum Astrum, James Wasserman, Donald Trump — Written in 2021.
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 Things

Court Case Hermann Joseph 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 Deutschland. English translation: 2007 'Caliphate' Casino. 2008: 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.

Other Background

The 'Caliphate'.
Discussion about the instrument of succession. An introduction to the background, followed by a transcript of this discussion.
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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