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German court says Wikimedia is liable for article contents after they’re published

28
Nov
2013

The Wikimedia Foundation positions Wikipedia as a hub for unfettered knowledge, but its now obligated to police that content in the wake of a newly published German ruling. Stuttgarts Higher Regional Court has determined that the organization is liable for Wikipedia articles. While Wikimedia wont have to screen content, it will have to verify any disputed passages and remove them if theyre known to be false.

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