Raphael Wegmann wrote:
On 5/28/06, Raphael Wegmann
Laws in the country, where I live, limit free
For example it is forbidden to deny the Holocaust.
And if that prevented us from writing about holocaust denial then we
would have a problem in your country.
IANAL, but I don't think that this law would prevent me
from writing *about* Holocaust denial, as long as it is
clear, that I don't deny the Holocaust myself.
The same should IMHO apply to the J-P cartoon article:
There's no problem to write *about* insulting cartoons
and the controversy following it, as long as we distance
ourself from the publishing of the cartoons by i.e.
moving them one click away instead of re-publishing them
as we do right now.
Indeed the law doesn't prevent us from doing so, which is why it isn't a
problem for Wikipedia (whether it's a good law or not is another matter,
but one that doesn't affect us). But your suggestion of not publishing
the J-P cartoons isn't analogous to what we do with holocaust denial at
all. Our articles *do* republish statements, cartoons, posters, and
other material denying that the Holocaust occurred, as part of a general
encyclopedic treatment of the subject. The article would be quite a bit
worse if we were prohibited from republishing any material that could be
considered Holocaust-denying, and had to just talk about it without
showing any examples. I would say the same goes of the J-P cartoons.