[Foundation-l] Blackout at Italian Wikipedia - What exactly does the proposed law say?

Andrea Zanni zanni.andrea84 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 21:44:54 UTC 2011

> Given that a Wikipedia biography is usually the first google hit to come up for a name, it
> doesn't actually strike me as *that* ludicrous. What Wikipedia writes about a person reaches
> more readers today than a New York Times article. As someone else mentioned recently,
> there is a responsibility that comes with that kind of reach. Saying that "we don't
> necessarily stand behind what our article says about you the way a newspaper publisher
> would stand behind an article of theirs" is frankly little consolation to an aggrieved BLP
> subject.

Moreover, some people in Italy are quite easy in sueing:
Wikimedia Italy is still on trial (in the person of her president)
beacuse someone
wrote something "bad" on the owners of a political newspaper. (and
they asked us 20 million dollars...).


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