[iDC] "Wikipedia Art" and the Kenny Glenn case
alex at halavais.net
Thu Feb 19 16:57:57 UTC 2009
I suspect it is part of the long-term fear of being sued. A
site-ending libel suit has always been a significant fear for
Wikipedia, and so they are far more tentative when it comes to
biographical issues. Of course, this does not explain everything--and
no doubt there are deeper issues--but there is an almost overwhelming
pressure to avoid anything that could lead to libel. This is one of
those cases in which libel seems to be especially likely.
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 6:19 AM, Kate Raynes-Goldie <kate at k4t3.org> wrote:
> What stuck out for me was that this seemed to be more of an issue of
> following rules rather than making Wikipedia a better information
> source. We didn't follow them perfectly, so the admins are upset and
> so that becomes the issue to block the page.
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