Thanks, that's really useful to know.
I guess the next part of the question is if there is any mileage in
following the advice on Wikipedia-Libel and me sending an email to
info-en(a)wikimedia.org listing all the defamatory statements in an
article that are either untrue or unproven in a court (or whatever level
of proof would normally be required before they can be stated as fact),
I obviously don't want to go down this route if it is just going to
irritate, backfire or be a time-sink to the admins or if the slow
processes of challenging each and every part of the article in the
discussion page one at a time is a more appropriate way forward.
What about allegations against an organisation in the discussion page?
There is stuff on there that is even more extreme.
On 10/29/06, Steve Block
Simon Blandford wrote:
I'm a little unclear on this from reading
Wikipedia's policy on libel.
It seems concerned only with libel of individuals. What is the policy
with regards to organisations? In the UK the libel laws cover
organisations as well as individuals.
From what I remember last time libel was a hot button issue, there is
little regard given to UK laws as there are no assets in the UK. I was
told people weren't overly worried about the UK law, only US law as that
is where the servers are held.
There are US laws regarding defamation of organizations too. In fact,
several US states even have laws against defamation of food.
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