Wikipedia & Privacy
May 24, 2011 by staff
Wikipedia & Privacy, The attorneys and staff who seek to prevent the world know their indiscretions that another obstacle in its path – Wikipedia – after its founder, Jimmy Wales, pledged to resist the pressure of censorship entries. Referring to the case of the “football family” (now revealed as the Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs), which has injuncted the media revealed that he had an affair with Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas – Wikipedia, whose page and records this Indeed – Wales said: “It only became a story because the player has taken legal action against Twitter. Began to become a major political and social problem. Once that happens, is a valid topic for Wikipedia. As an encyclopedia, which are in fact documents extracted from reliable sources. Do not interrupt the recording of facts.
“As the story goes, all injunctions are in place and subject to public discussion becomes more likely to be covered by a source who would consider quoting” he said. “When they are, we will consider the information for inclusion.
“If someone tried to force us to take the information down, it would definitely fight them. If we have a warrant from a judge in the U.S., there would be little he could do nothing but comply. But I think it is very unlikely because the First Amendment. ”
Like Twitter, Wikipedia is based in San Francisco and has no physical presence in England, which in his view allows you to operate outside the jurisdiction of the English courts. Wales said: “Probably not considering the establishment of [an office] in the UK due to problems with censorship.”
Wales criticized recent orders issued by the High Court in London. “It’s a positive thing that does not really have this kind of order in America,” he said.
“In the UK, I think the system will have to change. The people will realize that this is an infringement of the right to freedom of expression. People will get sick of the rich and powerful power to suppress things that do not want to leave. ” – The Independent
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