[Wikimedia-l] Legal victory for Wikipedia in Italy

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Thu Jun 27 17:59:50 UTC 2013

Michelle Paulson, 27/06/2013 19:37:
> While this case is not binding precedent (Italy follows civil law), it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.

I know, that's why I ask how. I guess I'll wait for a judge/court to answer.


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> Best,
> Michelle
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
> 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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