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

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 19:04:01 UTC 2007

On 04/12/2007, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> 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?

The understanding comes from having spent far too much time reading
Wikimedia mailing lists. The jurisdiction? Primarily US, but the same
applies to any other jurisdiction with similar protection for hosts.

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