Hebben buitenaardse wezens mensenrechten?

Buitenaards wezen claimt copyright

Toen Douwe nog vaak op Visionair.nl actief was, schreef hij vaak over Bashar, een gechannelde space alien (volgens medium Darryl Anka uit het pittoreske, zonovergoten Californië) of een verzinsel (volgens schrijver dezes en andere sceptici). Onze webhost Versio mocht het volgende schrijven van de heer Anka ontvangen.

To Whom It May Concern;

I am the owner of the copyright that is being infringed by a website, which I believe is being hosted by your server. I’m asking for your assistance in removing of a specific webpage violating my copyright.

My company has attempted to reach out to the website owner to request that they removed the infringing materials, to no success.

Infringing File Link:


Copyrighted Work: Bashar channeled by Darryl Anka. Copyright
1984-2015. All Rights Reserved.

Book: Quest for Truth

Published 1997

ISBN 0-9656078-1-X

The copyrighted works can be found at

Content: All audio and visual recordings, as well as transcripts of this event are owned and
copyrighted by myself, Darryl Anka. The sole licensee of this copyrighted
material is Bashar Communications, Inc. The individual who uploaded this content have done so without
the knowledge and permission of either authorized party.

The information in this notification is accurate and, under penalty of
perjury, I am the owner of the copyright that is allegedly infringed.

I have a good faith belief that use of the Content in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agents, or the law.

Nu is er echter een addertje onder het gras voor mijnheer Anka. Of liever, zeg maar gerust: een ratelslang. Hij claimt, dat niet hij, maar het buitenaardse wezen Bashar de auteur is van deze teksten. Dus mijnheer Anka even op dit feit gewezen, en de juridische implicaties die dit heeft volgens de Amerikaanse copyrightwet:

Hebben buitenaardse wezens mensenrechten?
Hebben buitenaardse wezens mensenrechten? Bron: operclipart.org

Dear mr. Anka,

You, or your representative, claimed a copyright infriction by us, by hosting texts.
You claim that you channel an extraterrestrial being, identifying himself as “Bashar”.
According to U.S., and Dutch, copyright law,  only natural persons (i.e. humans), or corporations can claim copyright.
“The Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants. Likewise, the Office cannot register a work purportedly created by divine or supernatural beings, although the Office may register a work where the application or the deposit copy state that the work was inspired by a divine spirit,”
Of course, when you really are the author or aforementioned texts, I swiftly will remove the text from  the Visionair.nl webserver, as this would be a clear violation of copyright law and, more to the point, would make them  totally irrelevant for Visionair.nl.
Please can you clarify this matter?
Best regards,
Germen Roding
Anka stuurde antwoord:
Dear Mr. Roding,Thank you for contacting us. We have been trying to reach you, but your website did not appear to have direct contact information for you.We should inform you of a United States court case involving J.Z. Knight, who channels Ramtha. It was determined that, in the case of entities channeling through a human on Earth, the first human to bring that information through is considered the copyright holder in the U.S. and any other country that signed the International Copyright Convention, which the Netherlands did.With that said, we expect that you will cooperate with our request to remove all of our copyrighted materials from your website, specifically the Quest for Truth book found here: https://www.visionair.nl/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Quest-for-Truth-Bashar.pdf
All rights in this Work duly belong to, and are specifically reserved by us and, while some amount of Fair Use is allowed by law, the extent to which copies of the Work has been made available to the public without our permission and authorization, grossly exceeds Fair Use limits, and is now having a detrimental impact on Bashar Communication’s exclusive right and ability to make the Work available, and to rightfully receive reasonable remuneration from the marketing of the Work.


As you, and/or your known associates, have neither asked for, nor have you received our permission to use the Work, nor to make or distribute copies in any manner, these actions constitute a clear infringement of our conferred Federal rights under Copyright, 17 U.S.C. §101, etseq.  These actions are subject to severe potential criminal penalties, and you could also potentially be jointly and severally liable for any civil damages, as clearly set forth in §504(c)(2) therein.


Therefore, we require you to immediately cease and desist the unauthorized  use, transmission, and distribution of the Work and Trademark in any form, whether original or derivative, except as may be appropriately requested by you or your associates, and specifically permitted by us in writing.
Please respond, within (10) days from the date of this notice, that you are in receipt, understand its contents and will fully comply, or have already complied, with its terms.  If we have not received a response within the above time frame, we may be required by law to take further action, and/or make the appropriate referrals to the proper Federal and State Authoritative Agencies, in order for us to legally protect our rights and interests in the Work and Trademark as promptly as possible without any further delay.


Your immediate understanding and full cooperation is fully anticipated, and appreciated.  Please guide yourself accordingly.
Legal Department
Bashar Communications

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Naast de amusementswaarde, om eerlijk te zijn kom ik niet meer bij van het lachen, komen we hier op een interessante filosofische en ethische vraag. Hebben buitenaardse wezens copyright, of überhaupt rechtspersoonlijkheid? En moeten we die ook voor dieren invoeren?
PS: als zielige, armlastige webmaster heb ik geen zin in een confrontatie met de absurde logica van het Amerikaanse rechtssysteem. Wie nog behoefte heeft aan het (overigens nauwelijks leesbare) pseudofilosofische gewauwel van de heer Anka, kan dat doen door de volgende string te copypasten in een zoekmachine: Quest-for-Truth-Bashar.pdf of, sterk afgeraden, in Anka’s webwinkeltje, waar ze ook keigave magische kristallen te koop aanbieden, te bestellen.