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Wikitribune and broken news

by Hogan Lovells on

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales completes crowd-funding this week for his latest venture: Wikitribune, a news platform that, while not affiliated with Wikipedia, applies Wikipedia’s collaborative model to journalism. Wales...more

Pitfalls Of Judges, Lawyers, And Experts Citing Wikipedia

by Reed Smith on

Our weekly search for new drug/medical device cases for 1/13/17 turned up something unusual – not of particular substantive significance, but unusual. Two of the opinions included citations to Wikipedia. Wikipedia? ...more

When Wikileaks Works: Comparing the Leaked Draft of the IP Section of the TPP to the Official USTR Text and the Consequences to...

by Butler Snow LLP on

With the recent official release by the U.S. Trade Representative of the long-awaited full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, the American public was finally able, if willing, to delve into its over 6,000 pages to...more

THIS IS JUST BANANAS: PETA Files Suit Over Monkey Selfie

In a prior blawg post, I discussed the strange case involving British nature photographer, David Slater, and his claims of ownership over a photo “selfie” that had been “taken” by a monkey (the “Monkey Selfie”) and were...more

When Can A Successful Movant Recover Fees Under the DC Anti-SLAPP Statute?

by LeClairRyan on

The first time Burke v. Doe was before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, it established new law, with the Court establishing that the denial of a special motion to dismiss was immediately appealable.  Burke II is now...more

#Monkey-Selfie

by Dentons on

The dispute between Wikipedia and the British photographer David Slater recently reported in various news outlets is not new. It is actually the continuation of a dispute that began in July 2011 between the UK based Caters...more

Internet liability rules change (again) after Wikipedia case

by DLA Piper on

Internet liability rules applicable to Wikipedia are different from the ones with which YouTube has to comply according to the Court of Rome as Wikipedia has now been declared not liable to for the defamatory contents...more

Status Updates - July 2014 #12

..Your tax dollars at work: Wikipedia placed a 10-day ban on changes to the collaborative encyclopedia from a certain IP address inside the U.S. Capitol after discovering that bizarre and embarrassing edits were being made...more

In Right to Be Forgotten Proceedings, Who Represents the Public Interest?

by Perkins Coie on

In its newly published Fact Sheet on the Right to Be Forgotten, the European Commission has tried to dampen the negative reaction to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Right to Be Forgotten decision by noting that the right...more

D.C. Court of Appeals Permits Early Anti-SLAPP Appeals for Anonymous Speakers

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In a victory for anonymous speech, journalists and free speech advocates, the D.C. Court of Appeals, in John Doe No. 1 v. Burke (No. 13-CV-83), issued its first decision under the D.C. Anti-SLAPP statute....more

Wikipedia NOT liable for defamatory contents

by DLA Piper on

The court of Rome (Italy) held that Wikipedia is not liable for defamatory contents published by its users in a case involving contents published on Wikipedia regarding an Italian lawyer and former politician Mr. Cesare...more

Owning your online presence

by Adrian Dayton on

Originally posted on The National Law Journal on February 14, 2013 “What if someone says something negative about me online?” This is probably the most common question lawyers ask me. The sad truth is that many lawyers...more

Get Your Facts Straight, Then Participate: How Communicators Should Approach Wikipedia

by Greentarget on

Wikipedia poses a challenge to the communications community as its popularity and perceived credibility have greatly increased. Recent high-profile incidents of organizations, including PR firms, misusing Wikipedia’s open...more

3 Keys to Crafting Your Law Firm’s Wikipedia Article

by Knapp Marketing on

Wikipedia was launched 12 years ago and has become one of the most popular websites in the world. This collaborative online encyclopedia can enhance your firm’s brand and online presence, but it’s not about advertising or...more

2012 Greentarget In-House Counsel New Media Engagement Survey

by Greentarget on

In 2010, Greentarget’s In-House Counsel New Media Engagement Survey, the first research project of its type in the legal field, affirmed that client-side lawyers were beginning to dip their toes into the social media pool by...more

About SOPA…

by Field Law on

What? Wikipedia is off-line? Please cue the other three horsemen of the apocalypse. It’s amazing what happens when Wikipedia decides to blackout its service to protest “legislation that could fatally damage the free...more

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