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Wiki Writer Goes to Court Over Freedom to Link

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 18, 2007

An anonymous writer who linked from a collaborative website to a drug company's internal documents is appealing a court order demanding the removal of the links...

Preventing a citizen-journalist from posting links to important health information on a public wiki violates the First Amendment," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Fred von Lohmann in a press statement. "Eli Lilly's efforts to censor these documents off the Internet are particularly outrageous in light of the information reported by the New York Times, which suggests that doctors and patients who use Zyprexa need to know the information contained in those documents."

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