Department 20 was responsible for Operation Snow White, an ill-advised scheme to purge US Government files of "Black" information against Scientology. Scientology was caught in the late 1970s, and many Scientologists in the Guardian Office (Department 20's name at the time) went to prison. Mary Sue Hubbard, Worldwide Guardian and wife of L. Ron Hubbard, was denounced by the Church and declared a Suppressive Person in a sham attempt by Scientology to "come clean". In fact, Mary Sue Hubbard lives quite comfortably and free from standard Suppressive Person "handling" by the Church, and may perhaps be the beneficiary of a secret deal which transferred Hubbard's copyrights to the Religious Technology Corporation.
Several facts become clear upon reading these OSA Network Orders. These Network Orders show that the lawyers and Public Relations personnel of Scientology are not telling the truth on a significant number of points:
These OSA Network Orders are being used by Scientology today whenever OSA deals with critics, the Government, or the general public. As can be seen from the Orders, Hubbard cultivates sedition, conspiracy, libel, paranoia, and disrespect for law and order within G.O./OSA. He also expounds on the conspiracy against Scientology and the insanity of Government, feeding OSA's false sense of "religious persecution". Hubbard never cancelled these documents, and they form part of the unchanging "scriptures" that guide the actions of Scientology.
Hubbard said "The law may be easily used to harrass" critics of Scientology. True to form, rather than discuss why the information and analyses on these pages is incorrect, Scientology in the guise of the LRH Library directed their lawyer, Helena Kobrin, to send an e-mail message threatening a lawsuit unless I took this information down.
In reply, I sought proof beyond their simple assertion of ownership, as well as explained my position with respect to the Fair Use section of copyright law that specifically allows non-commercial and educational use of an unpublished work for the purposes of commentary.
In a recent summary judgement, the registrations of similar documents which were copyrighted after 1983 have lost their presumption of prima facie evidence of validity, in that the documents may have slipped into the public domain. In this case, the original G.O. documents have remained "unregistered" for 25-30 years, while the most recent copyright (but not registration) occurred three years after Hubbard's death. These Network Orders may be part of those works which Robert Vaughn Young testifies had fallen into the public domain. RVY was an employee of Author Services, Inc. (predecessor to the LRH Library) in 1983 when ASI discovered the lapse of copyright and began wholesale copyrighting of all works, regardless of public domain status. However, the law is very clear - once something is in the public domain, it cannot be copyrighted.
The reply from Ms. Kobrin made it clear the LRH Library felt that wholesale quoting of LRH Library materials was over the top. Therefore, much of the allegedly infringing material is now rendered as '#' characters and paraphrase fills in the gaps. I have reduced the quoted material to the minimum that I feel is necessary to make my points, which are:
Heavy-handed attacks by Scientology do not go unnoticed. Many people feel moral outrage when information which may reveal criminal behavior is suppressed in this manner by a wealthy and litigious corporation. The Internet responded by mirroring the OSA Network Order pages in Canada, Switzerland, and the U.K. Beyond reporting the attack on this page, I have not asked anyone to mirror this page for me since the LRH Library may have a valid copyright claim. If this were a high-stakes poker game, I would need $80,000 to cover the LRH Library's initial bet. Even then I would not break even. This isn't a game I want to play, so I must fold. This is what Hubbard meant by saying "the law may be easily used to harrass".
|Title||GO Issue||OSA Network Order||Synopsis|
|INVESTIGATORY PERSONNEL||SEC ED 254 Int
26 Apr 66
17 Oct 87
|Scientology investigators should be blackmail-proof.|
|ENEMY ACTION||LRH OODs item
12 Nov 66
10 Dec 87
|Hubbard finds a conspiracy of psychiatrists to be responsible for the LIFE article.|
|DEFINITION OF INTELLIGENCE||LRH despatch
25 Feb 68
5 Feb 88
|Hubbard defines intelligence as gathering the plans, characteristics, and crimes of opponents of Scientology.|
|PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT||LRH note
6 Feb 88
|Hubbard justifies not paying taxes.|
|BLACK PROPAGANDA||GO 111212 LRH
12 Jan 72
18 Feb 88
|Hubbard describes how OSA can use lies to destroy Scientology critics|
|THE GENUS OF INSANE GOVERNMENTS||undated||17
17 Feb 88
|Hubbard declares Governments to be categorically insane.|
|WHY GOVERNMENT ATTACKS RELIGION||1979||18
17 Feb 88
|Hubbard gives his reasons why Government 'persecutes' Scientology.|
|WILLFUL FALSE REPORTS||21 Jan 75||19
18 Feb 88
|Hubbard describes why Governments tell lies about Scientology, rationalizing Operation Snow White.|
|STRATEGIC INFO||GO 1087 LRH
6 Mar 74
5 Apr 88
|Hubbard violates a Harper and Row copyright and discovers the Rockefellers behind the "genocide" of Scientology.|
|INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATIONS AND PREDICTIONS||GO 907
22 Aug 73
7 Apr 88
|Hubbard describes how to find the WHO behind an attack on Scientology, using his patented filing system from Hell.|
|(unavailable)||SH Special - 315
21 Oct 63
|GOVERNMENT ALLEGATIONS||LRH advice
25 Jun 88
|Hubbard says "the criminality of certain government agencies" makes their allegations "very suspect".|
|DSA INVESTIGATIONS SECTION||28 Mar 72||unknown||Hubbard institutes a point system for handling attacks on Scientology. How Suppressive are you? :-)|
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