[Foundation-l] Wikinews - not so much a state of the wiki
wknight8111 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 22:35:40 UTC 2007
On Dec 4, 2007 4:58 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The courts have already ruled that what an anonymous contributors
> > posts to an online message board is not the responsibility of the
> > owners of that message board. An online version of the New York Times,
> > if it's open for anonymous submissions, would fall under the same
> > category.
> No-one is disputing that. I'm talking about an online newspaper taking
> submissions from the public, not a public message board. The key
> difference is that the newspaper selects stories it thinks are good
> from the submissions.
an online X where anonymous contributors may post materials that are
not explicitly moderated or approved prior to public display. In this
case, "X" can really be a "online newspaper", "message board",
"forum", "newsgroup", etc. Terminology really doesnt make a difference
in the method of the post nor the net effect of it.
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