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Short Take: Scientologists win Net court case

In a victory for the Church of Scientology (a.k.a. the Religious Technology Center), a district court in Sweden has ordered Zenon Panoussis to pay the church $164,000 for infringing its copyright by distributing confidential records on the Net in 1996. Aside from the online posting, Panoussis also sent the church's copyrighted training manual to the Swedish parliament, which according to law, is required to make documents it receives available to the public.

In a victory for the Church of Scientology (a.k.a. the Religious Technology Center), a district court in Sweden has ordered Zenon Panoussis to pay the church $164,000 for infringing its copyright by distributing confidential records on the Net in 1996. Aside from the online posting, Panoussis also sent the church's copyrighted training manual to the Swedish parliament, which according to law, is required to make documents it receives available to the public.