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Friday, November 13, 2009

Wikipedia Faces Down German Lawyer, Clients On Privacy Issue

Matt J. Duffy alerted me to this interesting New York Times article about two Germans who object to being mentioned in Wikipedia. The two have served time for murder, and now, citing German privacy laws, say they want to disappear from public view. They've managed it with the German version of Wikipedia, but the American editors are resisting, citing the First Amendment. Here's Mr. Duffy's post.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2009/11/wikipedia-faces-down-german-lawyer-clients-on-privacy-issue.html

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