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Copyright Lawsuit: Defenses Glorifying the Aga Khan filed in federal Court - 2010-04-29

Thursday, 2010, April 29
Heritage News

In a surprisingly rapid twist of events, both Mr Tajdin and Mr Jiwa have filed their respective statements of Defense this 29th of April 2010. They affirm to being devoted followers who will unconditionally abide by the wishes of the Aga Khan, whom they glorify in their defense.

Mr Tajdin declares that:

He has not been served yet but the ethics imposed upon him by his faith demands that he should not keep in ignorance the public by being silent on the issue and should clarify all of the facts, pertaining to this lawsuit, of which he is aware.

He reaffirms his allegiance to the Aga Khan, is willing to submit to any of his wishes, and is ready to surrender himself and all his possessions to the Imam.

He has been printing Farman books since 1992 with approval and instructions from the Imam received on August 15, 1992 in Montreal.

He has not received any communication from the Imam from 1992 to 2009 instructing him to stop publication.

He cannot stop publication without instruction from the Imam as this would be a breach of his oath of allegiance to the Imam.

All Farman publications were financial deficit projects done as a volunteer service and large numbers of books were distributed free of charge.

Farman sharing is a historic Ismaili tradition which still continues today.

The current Ismaili Constitution does not restrict the right to publish Farmans

Mr Tajdin concludes that:

He has no choice but to await further direct instructions from the Imam.

He reaffirms his allegiance to the Aga Khan, is willing to submit to any of His wishes, and is ready to surrender himself and all his possessions to the Imam.

Mr Jiwa states that:

"This action does not appear to have been authorized personally by the Aga Khan .."

"In distributing Farman books obtained from Tajdin to other Ismailis, he has not violated either the Ismaili Constitution or any Farmans"

He has not violated the copyright act as "Tajdin was given express authority by the Imam" and regardless of the fact that "the limitations period provided for by the Copyright Act also bars this action as the books containing the Farmans were commenced publication in the year 1992", he will still do whatever the Imam tells him to do.

Mr Jiwa clarifies finances:

He "obtains these books for C$50.00 and sells them for C$50.00 or gives them free, without any profit.

"All monies received by him from the sale of (other) books after 2005 were delivered to the Jamatkhanas"

Mr Jiwa further states that:

"If the Imam edited the Farman before releasing to the Jamats, in effect he is superceding the Farman he made orally previously."

He "unconditionally reconfirms his oath of allegiance to his Imam" and "if the Imam does not desire his Farman books to be distributed to the Jamats (...) this defendant will submit to the instructions of His Imam without reservation whatsoever"

Replies From the Plaintiff are due within 10 days, and Affidavits of Documents are due 30 days later.

[Update from May 6: Ogilvy Renault, the law firm which launched the case has asked for an extension of 15 days to reply to the Defense. They claim delays due to breakdown of email servers, blackberry communication, travel of senior lawyer, time difference with Paris etc...The more delays in this file, the more damage it creates to the reputation of the Ismaili community, the Imam and the defendants. It is to the advantage of all parties that this case be withdrawn from the courts.]

[Update from June 22: Defendants have filed a Motion for summary Judgement to have the case dismissed.]

[Update from September 5:
Online Book that gathers court materials as well as articles that are currently available for the ongoing 2010 Lawsuit:

Copyright Lawsuit 2010: Online Book of All available Materials
News on cross-examinations:
Copyright Lawsuit: CROSS_EXAMINATIONS Table of Contents - 2010-09-04
Latest Development
Copyright Lawsuit: Imam Appears for Discovery and Ends the Case - 2010-10-15
As users are asking to read the letters from Nagib and Alnaz on the court docket, the latest have been attached on the following link:
A. Various Court Filings

Revised Factums have been posted Here:
2010-11-29 Summary Judgment : Plaintiffs Revised Combined Factums of Reply and of Motion
2010-11-29 Summary Judgment: Defendants' Revised Factums of Motion and of Reply

There has been proven fraud in the recent past in the Aga Khan's domain by the Aga Khan's agents:
Aga Khan Lawsuit: Fraud at Aga Khan Studs - 2000-02-22

2011-05-25: A Jamati Member who has never met the Defendants volunteered as his brotherly duty to pay the $30,000 that was demanded in the Plaintiff''s submissions and that was accordingly ordered by the judge.
Read the full details of the $30,000 payment directly to H.H. The Aga Khan.

2011-06-16: The Appeal Memorandum of Fact and Law against the Summary Judgment has been filed in court by the defendants on June 16th, 2011.
Read the Full Appeal Memorandum of Fact and Law

Link to Court Docket Case T-514-10
Link to Court Docket Appeal A-60-11
Link to Court Docket Appeal A-59-11
Link to Court Docket Appeal A-156-13

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Tajdin Defence Apr 29.10.pdf491.02 KB
Jiwa AK Defence Apr 29.10.pdf543.82 KB


An Old DRAMA or New One .. by Producer / Directer .SS & Co..?!

Dear Alibhai - Ya Ali Madad , ...you seem to be New here ! , might not be also ,
....but surely , you have come up , with such information , which could Force an Ismaili , to reflect on , ..if one could find ,.. such NEWS should be reflected Accordingly ! ,
[ reflected = broken silence ! , but sorry , i forgot , yes , we are Peace Loving People , ( which Peace ? , Peace of Garden or Peace found in Kabrastan ? ), ...so We don't fall in such Panchat , ...until it comes on my own , .....only then , i will be active and invite - force others to reflect on circumstances arose , with me - for me ! ] ,

.....as per your para 3 , it is SHE only ! , INTERESTED ! ,
.....so why are these All , after One - SHE only ? , ...what they are all , SEARCHING - HER - FOR ? ,
.....is SHE having ...Something Special in HER , ...Which do not allow them to Sleep ,.Which , others are NOT having ? ,
....any Special Common Purpose by They All ? , ...What they intend to do with HER ?! ,
....suppose , if at all , they could not succeed to find out HER , ..but , on the contrary , ...if she being daring WOMAN
comes forward to them ? ,
....have they already decided , what to do with her ? ...or , yet to be decided ?
... can DJI and GIM , not work to - gather ? ,...MHI had given Open - Clear - Guidance , in Court Premises , to Put the
Matter To the Rest , ( just , to prove HIS Stand , that , CASE got filed against my willingneSS - and , further to Tear
Out the Curtain , to show , that , in Fact , i am not , but , these SS MMs etc are behind this case ?) , and ,further
, on the contrary to case situations , ....Guided To Work To Gather , Particularly with Nagib - Alnaz ,
.....but , DJI , ..Under - Stood , to work to gather , with those , who filed complaint against Nagib - Alnaz ! ,
.... and , what is Fault of DJI , if they , MIS - UNDER - STAND ? , .... Is It for the FIRST TIME ?! ,

.....after the above Statement - about the Involvement of DJI , in Such PROCESS , of SEARCHING for HER , When
clearly , came on record , ...has DJI made Any Announcements in any JKs , or , Informed HER also , that , ....NO ,
We are not involved in Such Process ! , and , We are not after you ?
......may be , they might be Planning to make announcement , that ,..... yes , ..we are Involved in Such PROCESS ! ,
and , without involvement of Aiglemont Administration , ...is it possible Such Process of searching HER ?! ,

.... and , Who will Reveal HER Identity ? , ....Those ? , Whose Identity is Already Revealed , up till now , many a times , before Jamats , at International Level ?! ,
.....more over , i don't know actually HER , but , in my / our ( means by jamati other members ) , INVESTGATION , ...if it
is found , that , in any form , Involvement of Aiglemont Administration is there ,..directly or indirectly ,...Behind Curtain - as Regular Policy - even , that , because SHE is working for - in the Interest for Jamats , and , so SHE is harassed and if done any thing WRONG with HER , or , any of her family members , wherever SHE is , then , ...be assured , ...Jamats - Jamati Members , at International Level or Any Level , ..will not tolerate it , ....this is not Question of ONE only , Working for IMAM and JAMATS , ...but Ultimately , it becomes Question of JAMATS ,
....after CASE against NAGIB - ALNAZ , it is proven , that , You Responsible for such CASE , ....DO NOT DESERVE in AIGLEMONT ADMINISTRATION , ...and , your any such next step of doing any such harassment to ANY ONE , like HER , Working for / in the Interest of JAMATS , ....will be proved like BUMRENG only , ( Bumreng is a weopen , which , by coming back , taking U Turn , hunting the sender only ) , and , you - any responsible with you , from Aiglemont Administration , will be Out of Aiglemont Administration ,
....so many Statements - Guidance of IMAM - regarding you - others with you , shows His Dissatisfaction for You All, ...but i think , ...IMAM is Waiting for Jamats - Jamati Members , to show POWER , ....POWER of IMAN ,....against which , Your MONEY POWER , will get Nullified ( of course your MONEY POWER is misuse of jamati funds to satisfy your personal ego and hurt others opposing your injustices * e paisa tamara baapna nathi , amaara BAAPNA chhe ! * ..and so , Jamats will not wait for IMAM to remove you - any of you ,....POWER of JAMATS - POWER of IMAN , is Enough to REMOVE such BOGUS POWER , ...so Be Ware ....again it is 3 am ...so , at the moment i cut short ....further next , if and as required ...ya ali madad .....!

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