[Foundation-l] Blackout at Italian Wikipedia

Tobias Oelgarte tobias.oelgarte at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 5 09:33:12 UTC 2011

Am 05.10.2011 10:46, schrieb Ray Saintonge:
> On 10/04/11 6:03 AM, Ilario Valdelli wrote:
>> The question is that the server are in USA, but for the penal law it's
>> sufficient to edit from the Italian country.
>> I am in a special situation because I live in Switzerland and I
>> publish in USA servers, but for the main numbers of Italian editors
>> the question is not so easy.
> If they are so fearful they can use pseudonyms.  They would then need to
> get a legal order from a US court to identify the users.
> Ray
But what about Italian re-users? If it.wikipedia does decide to edit 
anonymously and someone in Italy re-uses their content, then he might be 
in trouble. Which means that it will end up in additional restrictions, 
hurting the mission of the project, even if maybe not self affected.


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