Friday, November 13, 2009

Privacy vs free speech

Two German men are suing Wikimedia Foundation to force their names off of the English Wikipedia citing privacy concerns. New York Times writes:
Wolfgang WerlĂ© and Manfred Lauber became infamous for killing a German actor in 1990. [..] In an e-mail message after the interview, he [their lawyer, Mr. Stopp] wrote, “In the spirit of this discussion, I trust that you will not mention my clients’ names in your article.”
- Read the full article at the New York Times. By the way, was it OK for the New York Times to print those two guys' names in the leading paragraph? What do you think? or

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