The folks at TELAH have spoken about how the audio tapes need to be dispersed “legally” as if “disseminating” the class’ information is somehow an “illegal” activity. Of course, the ONLY thing that makes it illegal is the fact that the Kings copyrighted all of the class’ “Intellectual Property” in the name of the TELAH Foundation which did not exist when the class was here, it was TELAH Services as set up by the class and IT HELD NO COPYRIGHTS. As has been stated innumerable times the ONLY copyright that the class held was the Common Law Copyright on the book. The class did not ask ANYONE to copyright anything.
To this day the Kings have never made any of the letters that the class sent to them public, instead they have claimed that there were “other instructions” that supposedly justify all that they have done to take control of all of the class’ Intellectual Property. And yet that Judge in San Diego County hit them with filing a “frivolous” petition when they tried to claim that all of the class’ “assets” belonged to them. This included an assertion that the Kings owned the class’ Intellectual Property. Apparently the Judge didn’t buy it. They also very stupidly tried to claim that everything in the house belonged to them even though the class specifically said it was for the landlord.
It’s true that they did receive some of the class’ IP in a settlement with San Diego County and what exactly they received is still unknown. What is known is that in 1997 Right To Know registered the initial 218 audio tapes with the Library of Congress and we had given many of the CDs with the tapes on them away as well as three sets of the cassettes to Universities. Mark King tried to prevent us from doing that, he even called at least one of the Universities and demanded the return of his “property”. It’s also known and can be proven that JHN was given the masters to the Beyond Human series and the Kings copyrighted them without even telling him.
Why would the class put a TOA copyright on the BH series only so that the TELAH Foundation would copyright it AFTER they left over five years later? Why would they put a Common Law Copyright on the book if they wanted the Kings to copyright it? Why would they ask OSC to “register” the book with the L.O.C. if they wanted the KIngs to copyright it? Why would they put the audio tapes in a storage locker with instructions to “divide” the “items of value” among those who “feel inclined to disseminate our information” if they wanted the Kings to copyright them and threaten anyone who “disseminates” them with legal action?
The ONLY reason that the Kings think that the class’ materials belong to them is because they hired lawyers and filed copyrights, not because the class “left” everything to them. And just what were their motivations for wanting control of the class’ “assets”?
From Chapter 5 of RKK’s manuscript titled, The Lawyers
“When we met at the Mexican restaurant only a week earlier MRC was saying that TOM ( the lawyer ) wanted to form some kind of entity to be able to get all the rights to Heaven’s Gate stuff INCLUDING COPYRIGHTS ( emphasis mine ) on all the web pages and their logos, etc. He said there can me ( sic ) 10’s of millions at stake”.
I’ve brought this up many times before and of course Mark will deny that he ever said anything like that but it does fit in with everything that’s happened. The Kings and their lawyer in 1997 came up with the idea of incorporating TELAH Services as the TELAH Foundation so they could take control of all of the class’ Intellectual Property and the class had NOTHING to do with that. The idea came from a lawyer and that’s why things have become such a mess, Mark was stupid enough to believe that there’s “10’s of millions at stake” and since it never materialized he has taken his bitterness out on anyone who tries to “disseminate” what he believes to be his “property”. The same “property” that he has licensed to HBOMAX and ABC for supposedly no cost. But he won’t allow it to be on free file sharing sites.
This is why they wanted RKK and I to stop distributing the book, videos and audio tapes,because they were copyrighting all of it and if too much of it was already out there then it may call those copyrights into question and be considered fair use I believe. This is why the copyright strikes did not start until I put the tapes that JHN provided on 4shared and the google drives. Tapes 1-218 plus six from 1994 were on the 4shared site for over ten years and it was advertised on the blog and yet TELAH did nothing until more tapes were added in 2021. They have only copyrighted tapes 1-486 and it appears that only tapes in the range from 219-486 were removed by the strikes.
Why aren’t the tapes above 486 copyrighted? When and how did the Kings obtain the tapes above # 486? Was it from the settlement with San Diego County in 1999? Why didn’t they copyright anything that they got in that settlement? What exactly were the terms of that settlement?
It’s always so many questions and so many lies from the Kings. And they just keep telling them over and over again. I’m really tired of this merry-go-round. It’s not a pleasant ride.