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Scientology vs. Pravda

Discussion in 'Legal and Government Actions Involving Scientology' started by CommunicatorIC, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Scientology vs. Pravda

    Pravda Report: Scientology vs. Pravda.Ru

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    Representatives of one of the largest and most notorious religious sects in the world (in fact, a dishonest commercial enterprise, as evidenced by numerous journalistic investigations and findings of commissions of various levels), the Church of Scientology of Moscow, still pursues traditional methods of showing influence on those who dare to criticize the organization.

    A legal representative of Scientologists, Sergei Korzikov, uses such platforms as YouTube to censor news reports about the ruling of the Moscow City Court (upheld by the Supreme Court) about the liquidation of the Church of Scientology in Moscow.

    This time, members of the movement paid attention to our publication. Following a complaint from Mr. Korzikov, Pravda.Ru received a warning from YouTube, where the Pravda.Ru video channel carries its video materials. The video about the decision of the Supreme Court to eliminate the religious organization contained only a factual message and did not have any comments in it. However, the video was banned for demonstration due to violation of "copyright."

    Question: If an official representative of the liquidated church takes lies and fraudulent information as evidence, how should the society treat such an organization?

    Actually, the society has already made its conclusions about the "work" of representatives of the sect. Criminal actions against critics of the sect imply not only threats, but also murder. Willing to dig for any negative information about the Hubbardist movement, its adherents do not shun the variety of methods of putting pressure on journalists, both legal and psychological ones. The sect's common practice of psycho-terror is projected into real life.

    The Russian authorities view the movement of Scientologists as an organization that poses a threat to the national security of our country and represents a real danger to physical and mental health of Russian citizens. Anticipating their agony, the Scientologists have started showing tougher reactions to any criticism against them.

    Pravda.Ru does not intend to leave the actions of the Scientologists against our publication without proper attention. Any attempt of censorship or pressure on their part will entail an appropriate response.

    On July 19, on the basis of the complaint filed by legal representative of the Church of Scientology (the organization is banned in Moscow), Sergei Korzikov, the video channel of Pravda.Ru received a warning from YouTube.

    Is this not an attempt to censor media? Pravda.Ru asked an expert opinion from lawyer and human rights activist, member of the Expert Council of the Moscow City Duma Committee for Urban Planning, State Ownership and Land Use, Sergei Selivankin, to comment on the situation.

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    Pravda.Ru: YouTube handles complaints negligibly - expert

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    The decision of the Moscow City Court on the elimination of the Church of Scientology of Moscow came into force after it was upheld by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. The appeal from the organization against the court ruling was dismissed. However, YouTube still issued a strike to the Pravda.Ru video channel on the basis of the complaint from the scientological organization that was legally banned in Moscow.

    In addition to the warning, the video hosting service banned the demonstration of the informational video that contained only a news message about the fact that the Supreme Court approved a legal act to eliminate the religious authority in Moscow. The video that contained no ratings and comments was banned for violation of some "copyright."

    Is this not an attempt to censor media? Pravda.Ru asked an expert opinion from a representative of the Fund for the Development of the Civil Society, Stanislav Apetyan.

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  2. mnql1

    mnql1 Patron Meritorious

    The 105-second June 30 Pravda video removed by YouTube because of Scientology's copyright complaint can still be viewed at the link below.

    The report essentially states that Russia's supreme court affirmed the dissolution verdict which was reached on the grounds that the Church of Scientology is a business and that its trademarks contravene Russia’s Law on Freedom of Conscience.

    The YouTube link for the deleted video is
  3. Karen#1

    Karen#1 Gold Meritorious Patron

    You Tube gives the party accused of copyright infringement a chance to respond and be willing to fight it in the Law Courts.
    If Pravda tells YouTube they will accept service and litigate it, YouTube will put the video back up in 14 days.
    I explain and coach how all this works here~~ (The cult had 12 videos of mine taken down and when I fought it, they were all restored in 2 weeks.)
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016