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Wikipedia in Court Over Defamation Claims

EFF IN THE NEWS
May 6, 2008

Wikipedia has been caught up in a defamation case after a New Jersey literary agent received an unflattering entry in the online encyclopaedia.

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Wikipedia is being aided in the case by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and both groups filed a motion on 1 May asking for the suit to be dismissed.

"Wikipedia continues to be a tremendous resource for people around the globe, " said EFF senior staff attorney Matt Zimmerman.

"Without strong liability protection, it would be difficult for Wikipedia to continue to provide a platform for user-created content."

Tuesday, May 6, 2008
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