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Wikipedia cleared of defamation

French kiss-off
Fri Nov 02 2007, 16:47

THREE FRENCH BLOKES have lost their claim for damages against wikipedia after it labelled them gay activists.

A judge decided there was no case to answer as French law limits the Wikipedia Foundation's liability in this instance, and the comment had been taken down anyhow.

Judge Emmanuel Binoche did not get as far as deciding whether the comments were defamatory or not before dismissing the claim for damages.

And sweaty-palmed Wiki know-it-alls everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

More here. µ

 

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