Saturday, July 5, 2008

Lawsuits, Libel, and Wikipedia

Suing Wikipedia? A bold move, but in the case of Barbara Bauer, a futile one, since the case was dismissed.

Bauer, a literary agent, took exception to her portrayal in the online encyclopedia. In fact, she has taken exception to several websites that accuse her of being a bad literary agent. Right now, she's number three on Writer Beware Thumb's Down Agency List, but their website warns that the list changes frequently. According to Theresa Nielsen Haden, linking to lists that portray Ms. Bauer in an unflattering light can get people in serious trouble.

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