Ordo Templi Orientis, Aleister Crowley Wax Cylinder recordings

The 'Caliphate' Book Patrol — Fahrenheit 418

(3) Satanic Verses

 Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 10:03:21
 From: xxxx
 Subject: Copyright Issue and Question
 To: "P.R. Koenig"

 On Friday we received a notice that one of our items infringed on the
 cOTO's copyrights and the auction was summarily closed. The item was a
 6 disc CD set from the UK which featured the Wax Cylinder recordings
 (Dressed 2 Kill records).
 The CDs contains:
 Disc 1: 1. Every Man and Every Woman Is A Star 2. Love
 is the Law - Love Under Will 3. Sigil of the Master
 Therion 4 666 - 418 -93 5. The Scourge, The Dagger and
 the Chain 6. Aning Ning Ning 7. Osiris Risen
 Disc 2: 1. The Call of the First Aethyr (Enochian) 2.
 The Call of the First Aethyr (Englilsh) 3. The Call of
 the Second (Enochian) 4. The Call of the Second Aethyr
 (English) 5. La Gitana 6. The Pentagram 7. One
 Sovereign for the Woman 8. The Poet 9. At Sea 10. The
 Fingernails 11. The Titanic 12. Hymn to the American
 People 13. Excerpts from the Gnostic Mass 14. Vive La
 French Republic
 Disc 3: 1. Words of Aeon 2. Words of the Aeon (part
 two) 3. Phallus erectus 4. Phallus Risen 5.
 Penetration and Pain 6. Excerpt from the Pentagram
 Hymn 7. Six of Cups
 Disc 4: 1. Incubus 2. Succubus 3. Pornographic Hymn
 (1) 4. Pornographic Hymn (2) 5. Sodomy 6. Beastiality
 7. Gnostic Mass and Obscene 8. Obscene 9. Dagger and
 Penis 10. The Dagger, Penis and Vagina
 Disc 5: 1. Tarot 2. Hanged Man 3. Emperor 4. Emperess
 5. Death
 Disc 6: 1. Reporting the Beast 2. Reporting the Sabbat
 3. Unholy Communion 4. One Sovereign for the Beast 5.
 The Sabbat
 Some tracks are an ambient sort of techno remix sampling Crowley and
 others and the 'Caliphate' claimed in one email that these too violated
 their rights, since they are "passed off" as being Crowley as well as
 infringing rights to poetry by sampling/reading.
 Following our request for supporting documentation, Adrian Leverkuhn,
 OTO Assistant Secretary, faxed and emailed documents to us.

VeRO stands for eBay's Verified Rights Owner program. ---BEGIN VeRO EMAIL--- Dear xxxx, We regret to inform you that your listing: 155xxxxxx Satanic Verses Box 6-CD set Aleister Crowley has been ended at the request of Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), 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 Member’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@mac.com. 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, Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department) eBay Inc ---END VeRO EMAIL--- Below is their auto response to our query regarding above notification. Once a claim has been filed the only way they will reverse the removal is to received notification from the VeRO member. Effectively this means that OTO has veto power over all auctions on eBay. They simply file a complaint and the seller has absolutely no recourse. From discussions with other sellers, this is a tactic used by music companies to prevent (legitimate) resale of CD's etc. through eBay. ---BEGIN 2ND eBay EMAIL--- As you know, eBay has not inspected the item you have listed. In addition, eBay is not an expert in the rights of any third parties. As a result, we are not in a position to make a judgment as to whether the item you have listed is legal or authorized. When we receive a proper notice from a Verified Rights Owner or their agent stating that the item you have listed is infringing, we are required by law to remove the listing. We removed your listing because we received such a notice from the rights owner. (Please refer to the Item Ended Notice we sent you for the exact name of the rights owner that asked us to remove your listing). ---END 2ND EMAIL--- 'Caliphate to xxxx: Yes, I'll send a fax. I attach the referenced documents (Particulars of Claim and Schedule). A few of the poems recited are in the Schedule. The recordings themselves were not part of the UK suit deciding ownership but they do fall under the terms of the judgment generally, which decided the basic question of ownership of Crowley's intellectual properties. Dressed to Kill is bankrupt now, and the company taking over the label has dropped the title. We hadn't realized that Baker and Taylor had picked it up. We are dealing with BMG through our NY attorney. The Great Beast Speaks is the authorized edition, though it is no longer under license old copies turn up. We are in the process of remastering these recordings, denoised etc., and will release with additional material in the next 6 months or so. All best Adrian

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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
Karl Johannes Germer
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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