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News Wikipedia shutsdown Italian language service

Discussion in 'General' started by ishkey, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. ishkey

    ishkey Moderator, Logos, Sports Crests Staff Member Verified Member

    At risk of being held liable by the Italian Parliament "DDL intercettazioni" (Wiretapping Act) Wikipedia is ceasing access.
    Wikipedia:Comunicato 4 ottobre 2011/en - Wikipedia
    Basically it states -

    This proposal, which the Italian Parliament is currently debating, provides, among other things, a requirement to all websites to publish, within 48 hours of the request and without any comment, a correction of any content that the applicant deems detrimental to his/her image.

    Unfortunately, the law does not require an evaluation of the claim by an impartial third judge - the opinion of the person allegedly injured is all that is required, in order to impose such correction to any website.

    Hence, anyone who feels offended by any content published on a blog, an online newspaper and, most likely, even on Wikipedia can directly request to publish a "corrected" version, aimed to contradict and disprove the allegedly harmful contents, regardless of the truthfulness of the information deemed as offensive, and its sources.

    Strange the way some people think or don't.
    I can see where the people of Italy will have there IP's block by just about every site out there so as not to held liable for criminal intent.