Yes, there are some basics that cannot be signed away. What are they?
There ARE some basics that CAN be signed away, like NDAs in business.
For example, I have a consitutional right to free speech.
Does this right mean that I can violate a NDA and publish company proprietary secrets? No.
I guess it has to be spelled out on what is enforceable or not, even though a person wants to fight what they agreed to earlier.
But I don't believe a church can also be a business. It's one or the other, not both. Two sets of rules and regulations, meant for two completely different spheres. One - business - is the body of laws relating to the sales, purchase and exchange of commodities or valuables.
The other, the church, deals with a non-commodity.
Can a church have copyright infringement? I say no. It's either a belief system or a business - not both. It has tax exempt status and other breaks due to supposedly being involved in charitable efforts to benefit society. If this is true, then whatever it holds that is spiritual for the good of society would be openly shared with society and not for the intention of making a profit. It's supposed to be a non-profit. Why the f would a non-profit care about profit? Unless, of course, it were a business.
The cult of Scientology, more than any other group, has proven the case that the separation of Church and State, of religion and government, religion and business, must be more explicitly segregated. No other group has abused the legal system for personal profit more than this cult, no other group has so repeatedly and compulsively abused its privileges to its monitary advantage at the pain of others like this one.
No other group has better pointed out our need to clarify the laws of the land, or challenged the First Amendment so hideously by using it for its personal profit, no other cult has made more blatantly obvious the urgent need to differentiate between a church and business, and clarify the seniority of human rights over the right to freely practice one's beliefs.