[Wikimedia-l] Legality under French law of hosting personal details such as race and sexuality in Wikipedia

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Mon Aug 20 11:09:56 UTC 2012

Well, it's good to see that France is safe from genocidal maniacs who
can't speak a language other than French, then.

On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM, Andreas Kolbe <jayen466 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been told (and have verified) that the French Wikipedia indeed does
> without categories to mark people as Jewish, LGBT, etc.
> I actually quite like that approach.
> On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 8:21 AM, Andreas Kolbe <jayen466 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > The question at issue is whether French Wikimedians might be individually
>> > liable for violating French law if they add such categories in Wikipedia.
>> Seems possible.
>> Fortunately, Wikipedia offers both https and the ability to contribute
>> anonymously, for those who are worried about this sort of thing.

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