Paul Rusling is a thief. After decades of our own self-funding of research into the origins of offshore radio in the Nineteen Sixties, and assisting with research in the Nineteen Eighties, and after submitting for publication a series of academic articles to university press publications - which were accepted and published - we renewed our research and reached out to attract others of like mind by holding a symposium based upon academic standards. In the process of putting together the means to create a symposium, we approached Paul Rusling and invited him to meet and see the kind of thorough work that we had undertaken and which we had self-funded up until that moment in time.
The end result of this process was that we halted our plans for the symposium while repeatedly conferring with Paul Rusling who had initially offered to financially assist this project and to participate in the research work. Rusling knew that Chris Elliot had previously stolen intellectual property from us to create the 'The Wonderful Radio London Story' book and recording, and because we did not file a law suit for damages, he decided that it was to his own financial advantage to steal our research and then create his own print-on-demand book for personal financial gain. He did this by placing bulk orders with a printer, and now he appears ready to do the same thing all over again.
He obviously thinks that he now has a wealth of new material to feed off - at our expense - according to his own words that he posted Online, and as reproduced in the montage above.
The anorak community is mostly composed of highly immature people who have no first-hand knowledge of the business side of the offshore stations that broadcast in the Nineteen Sixties, and so they support the theft of Paul Rusling - who also has NO first-hand knowledge. With glee, these immature persons jump up and down when they spot one of our typographical errors - which we then correct - but they remain silent concerning content which reveals that Paul Rusling and a line of similar authors have all lied to both the anoraks and to the public at large, in order to publish vanity books of their own.
Although these same immature persons seem to have split into two warring camps, both of them revolve around a fraudulent new radio station called 'Caroline'. This new undertaking has been assisted by Paul Rusling and his 'bible'. Combined, they are using the mainstream press to float the idea that this new radio station of tiny proportions, is a lineal descendant of the original Radio Caroline that came on the air in March 1964, and which a new UK law forced to close down on August 14, 1967. It was kept going for a few months after that date before running out of money, which then caused its two ships to be impounded due to lack of insurance. That happened in March 1968.
After that date the myth-making began again in earnest. That is when a brand new venture that was based around one of the original salvaged ships, began broadcasting under various names using volunteer (unpaid) crew and programmers. In 1980 that ship sank.
Then, in 1983, a series of criminal activities all based in the USA, created another station called 'Radio Caroline' on a totally different ship. This fraud was brought to a head in the USA with a criminal case heard in a Federal court room at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It involved deception and lies to obtain money by false pretenses by a known con man. A verdict of 'guilty as charged', was handed down and the main perpetrator was sentenced to a term in prison.
But in Europe, a number of people connected to that same fraud continued with their plans and yet another version of 'Radio Caroline' was born on another ship.
In 2019, Paul Rusling decided to assist yet another fraud, and this time it was masquerading under UK charity and licensing laws to create funding for a land-base station called 'Radio Caroline'. Rusling's part in this scheme has been to create the myth that this new venture is a descendant of the original station launched in March 1964. That is important in the scheme of things, because a new volunteer station on land reaching a limited audience is not newsworthy, but if the illusion (lie) could be sustained that it is a lineal descendant of the original 1964 station, then thousands of Pounds worth of free press publicity, and even free airtime exposure on BBC airwaves became a possibility. That was the plan, and that plan of fraud and deception has been working, again, thanks to Paul Rusling.
To do this, Rusling had the nerve to thank us for our participation in his work of intellectual property theft, that is, until we saw his publicity and demanded that he removed his false claim in support of him stealing our own work! That new theft and fraud by Rusling resulted in his book called 'The Radio Caroline bible'. Now that we have decided to part-publish our research in two Blogs, Rusling has taken note that so far we have not sued him for theft. He has read our new material and clearly it is now his intention to repeat his original theft by stealing from our continuously published new material.
Therefore we give notice that all of our work has been and is copyright by the Trio involved with this research project. We have repeatedly identified ourselves both individually and as a group, and we have self-funded our work product. The material we are publishing is free to use for personal education purposes. It is not free research to be used for personal financial gain by amoral characters such as Paul Rusling. We do intend to republish our new part-works within print volumes, but at the moment our research is continuing.
By stealing our work and then twisting it to fit a totally fake narrative, Paul Rusling is creating a new problem for us, because we have to explain why Paul Rusling is lying, cheating and stealing, and how and why Paul Rusling stole from us in the first place in order to assist a bogus operation again called 'Radio Caroline' which is currently trading under the jurisdiction of British law.
Rusling's actions are amounting to financial harm to us because it means that we have to spend time and money addressing the theft by Rusling, and that means explaining what he stole and how he has twisted it to create yet another false narrative, while still funding our original mission.
We are continuing with our primary mission of research which has now been underway for decades. It had a fresh start after the year 2000 when our academic series of related articles began to to appear in print. You can read them Online by clicking this link. You can also hear some of the audio work that preceded it by clicking this link.
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