The number one copyrighters try to shut down authorised Prabhupada site for copyright!

Recently there has been an attempt to shut down the site PRABHUPADA YOUR EVER WELL WISHER by the number one copyrighters the bbti. Of course this simply reveals that they are feeling the heat of my exposing their rascal book changing etc. [See  ARE YOU A SUPPORTER OF SISUPALA ISKCON and "STICK TO THE SOCIETY" ANOTHER OFFENSIVE MAD ELEPHANT BOOK CHANGE] and cannot tolerate Prabhupada's glorification as found in books like his authorised autobiography.

The letters exchanged between myself and my web site host and theirs with the bbti can be seen below. [given in order of latest down to first correspondence]:

Dear 1&1 thank you for your message.
I have today spoken to Alex Woodrow [Supervisor for technical support] of your UK branch and he has told me to inform you of the content of our conversation.
 The claim made against me of copyright is unfounded as the group making these charges [bbti] holds no ownership of copyright of the books etc. of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 
On my web site I have tried to inform the public by quoting from the original writings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada about the totally corrupt and immoral activities [murder of the author, unauthorised changing of his writings and message, child molestation etc….] of this bbti cult and it’s various sub branches. Thus their complaint to you is a personal vendetta against me in an attempt to silence my whistle blowing by shutting down my site. 
Alex Woodrow has said that 1&1 will follow it’s standard policy and take no action against me unless it can be legally proved that the bbti actually own the copyright and that my site is in violation of such said copyright.
 Thank you, and sorry for any inconvenience caused.
 Yours faithfully 
Mark Whiteley aka Mukunda dasa [disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.]
 P.S. Here are some points on copyright and how the bbti are in violation:
Copyright - What it is and why it is important
 There are also three conditions attached to copyright, and these must be met before the material is protected by law:
  1. It must be original - it must not have been copied from something that already exists  
  2. It must be in material form - which means in practice a form from which it can be reproduced or copied  
  3. 3. The author must be a qualified person - a British subject or someone who normally lives or is domiciled here, or the material must first be published in this country (2)  
So point 1. is very intersting! The bbti print changed books, copies of Prabhupada original books so they have no copyright ownership. Prabhupada's original books exist and they have copied them. So they are the original violators of copyright law. JUST SEE!!!

Also point 3 could be looked at.

Infringement of Copyright
 An infringement of copyright is when a person carries out a restricted act without permission. Restricted acts are:
  • Copying material  
  • Issuing copies to the public  
  • Showing, playing or broadcasting or filming  
  • Adapting or amending material  
Only the Copyright owner is legally allowed to perform the above or give permission for someone else to perform a restricted act. Thus if you wish to do any of the above then you must gain permission from the Copyright owner. This ensures protection of the commercial interests which belong to the Copyright owner.

Adapting or amending material [changing Prabhupada books] is Infringement of Copyright! Only Prabhupada the author and copyright owner is legally allowed to amend any of his writings. He ordered that no changes should be made to his writings and that all his books should be printed in the original format, approved and authorised by him.

Yasoda-nandana [disciple]: Sometimes they appeal that "We can make better English," so they change like that, just like in the case of Isopanisad. There are over a hundred changes. So where is the need? Your words are sufficient. The potency is there. When they change, it is something else.
Svarupa Damodara[disciple]: That's actually a very dangerous mentality.
Yasoda-nandana [disciple]: What is it going to be in five years? It's going to be a different book.
Prabhupada: So you... What you are going... It is very serious situation. You write one letter that "Why you have made so many changes?" And whom to write? Who will care? All rascals are there. Write to Satsvarupa that "This is the position. They are doing anything and everything at their whim." The next printing should be again to the original way…They cannot change anything.
 [Srila Prabhupada from a Conversation, "Rascal Editors,", and Morning Talk, June 22, 1977, Vrndavana]
Moral Rights
 As well as Copyright, a creator also has Moral Rights attached to any materials created. Moral rights are different from Copyright, but are just as important, and last for as long as Copyright. Moral Rights are:
  1. The right to be identified as the author or creator (paternity right) - this applies to literary and artistic works.  
  2. The right to object to your name being attributed to something you did not create - this is to stop potential damage to your reputation. For example a tabloid newspaper may "quote" from a person, but it is not actually a real quote. This is like libel  
  3. The right to object to derogatory treatment of your work - this is very important in digital imaging, where cropping, colour manipulation, adding features are very easy processes in software packages.  
Moral rights can not be assigned, even if the copyright has been, they remain with the creator. However the owner may wish to waive their moral rights and this is a unique feature to the UK Law. If a person wishes to copy a work it is important that they gain Copyright clearance but also moral rights clearance as well. Moral rights do not apply to some types of materials, such as employee created materials or journal articles.

Prabhupada has already protested against their book changing [see above] which is derogatory treatment of his work and is having his name being attributed to something he did not create - i.e. bogus philosophy,  this is to stop potential damage to his reputation and the future of his mission.

He also formed his trust [B.B.T. –Bhaktivedanta Book Trust] for exclusive publication of his books. 


So far my books are concerned, I am setting up a different body of management known as the BHAKTIVEDANTA BOOK TRUST. The trustees of this body are also members of the GBC, but their function is not dependent on the GBC. ISKCON Press was created for the exclusive publication of my books and literatures and should be continued in that way.

[Srila Prabhupada’s DIRECTION OF MANAGEMENT (1970)]


The bbti group as well as bootlegging original Prabhupada writings mixed with their unauthorised amendments, publish many books by many other authors this also violates Prabhupada moral rights! 

Dear Mr. Whiteley,
we received this list from BBTI Copyrights Office.
Here is an itemized list of the copyright violations by your client,
Summary for your information:
   Most pages of this extensive site are in direct copyright violation,
  and this client is selling over 100 illegally copied MP3 CDs, DVDs, and
  illegally reprinted books including the Bhagavad-gita As It is, without
  our permission.
  Your client is using hundreds of copyright protected photographs of our
  founder, Srila Prabhupada, throughout his site, without our permission,
  and in a way that is offensive to the moral rights of the copyright
  Further, the bulk of this site is made up of direct quotes or excerpts
  beyond any reasonable fair use, of our founder's copyrighted lectures,
  conversations, talks, transcripts of our founder's videos, used in a
  context that is offensive to the moral rights of the copyright holder.
  Furthermore, this site features entire copyright protected books, The
  Science of Self Realization, and "Life Comes From Life," reprinted
  electronically on this site without our permission.
  Please take the appropriate action according to your Terms and
  On behalf of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust,
  Jiva Dasa
  BBTI Copyrights Office
  Los Angeles, California
   On the homepage, the 14 pictures of our founder, Srila Prabhupada, are
  copyright protected and used without permission. Further, the context
  in which these images are used offends the moral rights of the
  copyright holder.
  The video download of Prabhupada dancing with Gurukula children, is
  copyright protected and reproduced electronically and used without
  The biography of Srila Prabhupada featured here is taken verbatim from
  our copyrighted publications, and used without permission.
  The entire content of this section is verbatim a reproduction of our
  copyrighted book, The Science of Self Realization, used here without
  The entire book is reproduced here in electronic form, without
  permission. The photo of Srila Prabhupada is copyright protected, used
  without permission.
  The 67 (sixty-seven) images of our founder, Srila Prabhupada, used on
  this page to illustrate articles are used without permission. Further,
  much of the context in which these pictures are used offends the moral
  rights of the copyright holder.
  The entire contents of this section are taken from our copyrighted
  Folio Vedabase product, without permission. The book for sale, "All of
  Us Should Hear Prabhupada," is compiled almost entirely from
  copyrighted material from our Folio Vedabase product, and used without
  The photographs and audio files offered here are copyrighted and used
  without our permission.
  The ten animations (photographs) used here, of our founder, are
  copyright protected and used without permission.
  The books for sale here are bootleg copies of our copyrighted works,
  reproduced without our permission.
  The over 110 (one hundred and ten) MP3 CDs for sale here are bootleg
  copies of our copyrighted works, reproduced without our permission.
  The image of our founder, Srila Prabhupada, used here is copyright
  protected and used without permission.
  The image of our founder is copyright protected, and used without
  The image of our founder is copyright protected, and used without
  The image at the top of this page, illustrating Radha-Krishna inside of
  a lotus, surrounded by the planets of the spiritual sky, is copyright
  protected and used without permission.
  At the bottom of this page, the statement: "ALL PROFITS GOING TOWARDS
  The author here states that he is using the profits of the sales from
  the incense on this site to print bootleg copies of our copyrighted
  book, Bhagavad-gita As It is.
  The images of our founder Srila Prabhupada used in this section are
  copyright protected and used without permission.
Dear 1&1, Thanks for your e-mail.
I wasn't aware that anything on my site was copyrighted.
I am a follower of Krishna consciousness for 15 years now and my site has
been on the world wide web for the last five years [as it is now] with no complaints.
If you please inform me what exactly is the problem i will do the needful.
Yours sincerely Mark Whiteley.
   Dear Sirs,
   it has been brought to our notice that you are illegally spreading
   copyrighted material through your 1&1 root server 
   You may find details attached below.
   We hereby ask you to immediatly remove the infringing material from your
   server. Please be advised, that in case we do not receive a positive reply
   statement from your side within two working days we will be forced to take
   your server offline in accordance with our AUP / T&C. Thank you for your
   Dear Team at,
    The below customer of yours is violating our copyrights and bootlegging
    our products. Please let us know where and to whom to send a notice of
    copyright violation in this regard.
    Many thanks,
    Jiva Dasa
    BBTI Copyrights Office
    Los Angeles, CA, USA