[Wikimedia-l] Legal victory for Wikipedia in Italy

Michelle Paulson mpaulson at wikimedia.org
Thu Jun 27 17:37:19 UTC 2013

Hi Nemo,

While this case is not binding precedent (Italy follows civil law), it is a
great case that other courts can look to in evaluating the liability of
chapters or other volunteers (who are not involved in the creation of the
content in question) sued for their alleged responsibility over content.

It is worth noting (as I did in the blog post), however, that every
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On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
<nemowiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> Does this help chapters and other volunteers sued for their alleged
> (potential) responsibility over the content? Of course I'm thinking of the
> 20 millions € trial against Frieda on behalf of WMIT.
> Nemo

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