What I did was to place my hard copy of the NOTs on E-bay for auction.
www.ebay.com enter 'scientology' at the top of the page, you will get about 52 hits, on page 2, is my thing for the NOTs. When you click on it now you get a message that the item has been removed.
It took the cult a little over two days to notice it. I didn't think I was doing anything wrong with selling what I had already purchased openly, and IMO legally.
E-bay sent me a letter saying RTC had notified them that the NOTs were Trademark, or something like that. I'll post the actual letter in a few days. Helena Kobrin has not(s) written to me directly as of this time.
So far there had been one bid for the NOTs. My opening bid was $125.00 I'm just looking to get rid of them at cost, not(s) to make any profit on them.
At this time I am no longer willing to sell or give away my hard copy of the NOTs. It has never been my design to break any laws of the land. I'll be checking with a lawyer next week for advice.
I had put the NOTs up 2/21/00 3am, this letter sent 2/24/00 3:41pm.
---------- Dear Ted Mayett (email@example.com), We regret to inform you that your auction:
266276112 scientology NOTs has been ended at the request of Religious Technology Center, 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 auctions to avoid any association with potentially infringing or unlawful items.
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