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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

20 Federal Courts have Cited Wikipedia in Opinions

The controversy surrounding Wikipedia rages on.
The Tech Law Prof Blog (6/19/2006) has posted
an interesting article about incidents that inspired
Wikipedia's recent change in editorial policy that
allows site administrators to put edited content on
hold to prevent "editorial vandalism."

The article goes on to address the question of
whether the validity of Wikipedia entries have
any legal significance, stating that "Westlaw indi-
cates that 20 federal courts have cited Wikipedia
in opinions." The list of cases in question is included
in the blog post.