[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia used in the courtroom?

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 15:03:03 UTC 2008

On 15/02/2008, Chris Howie <cdhowie at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/15/nyregion/15myspace.html?ref=nyregion
>  "Judge Sciarrino's order, which managed to quote both Wikipedia and
>  'Hamlet,' meanwhile served as something of a primer for the
>  technologically challenged."

It's quite common for Wikipedia to be cited for background information
by both judges and lawyers. I'm not sure I would do so personally...

As for that specific case, how is that newsworthy? Who would ever
think that contacting someone on MySpace didn't constitute contacting

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