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

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Tue Dec 4 20:03:54 UTC 2007

On Dec 4, 2007 2:04 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
Wikimedia mailing lists are not a reliable source for such
information.  In fact, for this particular topic it seems to largely
be a horrible source for information.

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