[Foundation-l] Wikinews - not so much a state of the wiki

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Tue Dec 4 17:58:35 UTC 2007

On Dec 4, 2007 11:57 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> One reason we don't have editorial control of any kind is because with
> editorial control comes editorial responsibility. At the moment, any
> libel (or whatever) is solely the responsibility of the person that
> added it (at least, until WMF is formally notified). If someone takes
> editorial control, by my understanding, they would also be liable for
> anything illegal on the site.
Where does this understanding come from?  And what jurisdiction(s) are
you talking about?

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