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Judge Dismisses Bauer Lawsuit Against Wikimedia/Wikipedia

On Tuesday, Barbara Bauer’s defamation suit against Wikipedia/Wikimedia was dismissed on the grounds that the CDA provided a safe harbor for websites that host content created by others. I thought that this would be the ruling

“To date, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has begun to be interpreted fairly broadly to immunize websites from the actions of its commenters (and in Wikipedia’s case, the actions of the webizens who edit it).”

Claims still exist against 19 individuals and the SFF Writers of America.

Thanks to Jia.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Gennita Low
    Jul 06, 2008 @ 10:08:34

    Question: So is Bauer responsible for paying the cost of Wiki’s lawyers since her suit is dismissed?

  2. Maya Reynolds
    Jul 09, 2008 @ 07:04:52

    The court dismissed the current case against Wikimedia/Wikipedia for reprinting claims made by others, but left Bauer free to refile against Wikimedia/Wikipedia for defamatory claims made directly by them against her.

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  4. CerAssele
    Feb 16, 2009 @ 05:16:29

    Free ringtones @

    is this true??

    Thanks :)

  5. lARRY k
    Jan 30, 2011 @ 05:42:51

    @Gennita ow:
    absolutly she shall pay

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