[Foundation-l] Request for your input: biographies of living people

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 17:14:39 UTC 2009

2009/3/2 Michael Bimmler <mbimmler at gmail.com>:

> Well, I could think of a couple people who might be subject to
> persecutions (depending on how serious Polish prosecution authorities
> are...) :
> - Administrators who were made aware of this on-wiki but declined to
> react by removing the data
> - Polish volunteers of the info-pl-OTRS queue who were made aware of
> this via email and rejected to intervene

Is there likely a legal obligation to act?

> Shall we exclude them all?  (Note, this is all speculation, but it's a
> discussion worth having imho)

If administrators are subject to legal danger for *not* performing
given actions, their power to take those actions must be taken away,
for the protection of the encyclopedia.

I don't say that lightly, but I can't see any other way things could
be. I have a pile of special superpowers on en:wp, but if I were being
legally required to exercise them for reasons other than the good of
the encyclopedia, I'd be fervently hoping someone would take them away
without me actually asking them to.

What is the realistic legal danger of people being forced to take
actions on the encyclopedia just because they can, in Polish law?

- d.

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