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May 27, 2011

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Robert

good decision in my opinion... definitely an interesting case, and not an easy one.

Gregory Kohs

I disagree that this is not an easy case, Robert. It's quite simple, and it's proceeding as it should. The attacks made by the IP editor on Wikipedia -- a site that advertises itself as "the sum of human knowledge" (not human "rumor" nor human "opinions") -- were malicious, and the victim deserves justice.

I wonder at what point will the irresponsible Wikimedia Foundation itself have its Section 230 shield pierced? Or, will Section 230 be revised by Congress? Certainly, there are a fair number of individuals who are not THAT famous, who have been victimized by Wikipedia maintaining a biography of them that is constantly vulnerable to harassment and defamation, 24 hours a day. At some point, a crafty legal team is going to express this harm as an invasion of the victim's privacy, and that's how (I hope) Section 230 will be shattered.

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