Thanks for posting this - yes, legal counsel and a risk assessment is
something we are actively looking at doing - a question, would the community
know if this has ever happened or threatened to happen earlier or is this
the first example?
On 26 February 2011 08:44, CherianTinu Abraham <tinucherian(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
Here you go ! The first legal threaten against
Wikipedia India !
To set the context to those who were not reading the thread of
WikimediaIndia facebook page,
Basavaraj Itnal  is a senior journalist from Bangalore. He is in
a campaign against an alleged land-grabbing and scam by a popular mall owner
in Bangalore. He did write articles on this in the publications he is
associated with. He even added information earlier to Wikipedia article of
Garuda Mall  and apparently was blocked once ( by an Indian admin with a
pseudo name ? ) .
He also attended one of the Bangalore Wiki-meetups recently. After that he
shifted to focus to fight his POV to Wikimedia India Facebook recently. 
and also pushing it on the article  . Of late he is threatening to sue
Wikipedia and Wikimedia admins. Knowing his aggressiveness, i don't think he
can be taken lightly.
I am not sure whether he is intending to sue against the Wikimedia
Foundation, ( office in India ) or India chapter or individuals from India
who are admins ( OMG, that includes me :) )
Time for a legal contact in India ?
P.S.I couldn't find the contact mail id of Geoffrey Brigham, the new
legal counsel of the Foundation.
On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM, Facebook <
Basavaraj Itnal commented on WikimediaIndia's wall post.
Basavaraj wrote: "anyways, while i respect what you guys are doing, i am
actively looking for a legal recourse to make wiki admins accountable and
available to legal action. as for Garuda issue is concerned after doubting
the veracity of my documents without verifying them and without again cross
checking with the govt, they just made a small correction saying Garuda Mall
land is owned by bruhat bengaluru mahanagar palike. :)"
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