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Why is everything copyrighted and trademarked in Scientology?
Scientology and Dianetics are technologies that work if applied exactly. If they are altered, the results will not be uniform.
For this reason, the writings of the Church are protected by copyright and the words and symbols which represent the technology are protected by trademarks. This way, nobody can misrepresent something as Scientology or Dianetics when it really is not.
In fact, some unscrupulous persons have tried, through dishonest conduct, to profit from the technologies of Dianetics and Scientology. The subjects were developed for spiritual salvation, not for anyones personal enrichment. By owning the trademarks and copyrights of the religion and enforcing their proper use, the Church can ensure such ill-intentioned actions will never occur.
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