|This page documents a Wikipedia policy with legal considerations. This page is also a Wikimedia policy, established by Jimmy Wales and endorsed by the Foundation as necessary for the operation of the sites under its jurisdiction.|
|The Five Pillars|
|Copyright violations |
No legal threats
Non-free content criteria
Reusing Wikipedia content
The goal of Wikipedia is to create an encyclopedic information source adhering to a neutral point of view, with all information being referenced through the citation of reliable published sources, so as to maintain a standard of verifiability.
If you believe that you are the subject of a libelous statement on Wikipedia, please:
- E-mail us with details of the article and error.
- Wales, Jimmy (2006-05-16). "[WikiEN-l] Zero information is preferred to misleading or false information". lists.wikimedia.org. WikiEN-l. Archived from the original on 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
[…] It should be removed, aggressively, unless it can be sourced. This is true of all information, but it is particularly true of negative information about living persons. […]
- How to avoid libel and defamation (2004)—Information from the BBC for contributors to its defunct community website, Action Network, based on the English law of libel, which differs considerably from U.S. law. Note that Victoria Gillick actually lost her libel case, the reverse of what this claims. Millward, David, Victoria Gillick 'broke' after losing libel case, in The Telegraph, Nov. 20, 2000, 12:00AM GMT, section UK News, as accessed Feb. 1, 2011.
- Once it's on the Web, whose law applies?
- Internet policy – Jurisdiction
- Defamation law in Ireland
- "Is Wikipedia safe from libel liability?" by Daniel Terdiman (from CNET)
- Libel on the Internet: An International Problem
- Defamation FAQ at Chilling Effects Clearinghouse