On 18/01/2012, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I was rather concerned by people thinking we need to allow "emergency
access" - what kind of emergencies are going to mean people need
Wikipedia? And is everyone having such an emergency going to have read
the FAQ and know how to get around the blackout?
Speaking as one of the closers of the "RFC", some of the things we
were thinking of were a DMCA notice, Legal needing to get something
taken down right now or some other OFFICE-type action, removal of an
obvious copyright violation, information that needed to be suppressed,
or just something that went wrong from the technical end of things and
needed fixing right away. Remember this has sort of been put together
with baling wire and sealing wax, and we wanted to make sure to leave
a door open for unforeseen situations where it was possible to take
immediate action if required.