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

John at Darkstar vacuum at jeb.no
Wed Mar 4 10:08:47 UTC 2009

In Norway it seems that neglecting to do something will not lead to any
real danger of legal actions, its phrased "uforstand", but gross
neglectence, or "grov uforstand" could be punishable by law. An example
given is that if an admin is notified on email about specific child porn
in an article (that was the example given in an email thread) and
refuses to take action it might be "grov uforstand", while if a group of
admins are notified it will not be more than "uforstand" from those that
does not react. If someone in fact writes back and says "go away, we're
not interested" that might be labeled as "grov uforstand".

It seems like this kind of scenario is the only real danger for an admin
at no.wp for something he has not done himslf.


David Gerard skrev:
> 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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