[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia used in the courtroom?

Stephen Bain stephen.bain at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 15:09:06 UTC 2008

On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 1:55 AM, 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."

And not for the first time. In fact, we even have a whole page of these:


<shameless plug> I also blogged about a similar subject last year
</shameless plug>:


The article doesn't seem to mention how Wikipedia was used in the
court case, but it was probably to describe the way Myspace works,
using Wikipedia essentially as a primer for the topic at hand, much as
one would reference a dictionary if, say, a particular word in a
document were significant in a court case.

Stephen Bain
stephen.bain at gmail.com

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