Hi, Krishna. First of all, this isn't "defamation", which is a precise legal term, that is best not bandied about too lightly.
Secondly, Wikipedia is mentioned often in popular media these days, not always in a very factual manner. It is hard to imagine such casual mentions have any significant impact on the Wikipedia brand. It is precisely Wikipedia's ubiquity in Internet-connected people's lives that makes it possible to refer to it in such ways. Thirdly, legal action is always expensive and sometimes risky. It follows that we need a very good reason to undertake the expense and (sometimes) risk. This does not look like an important thing to spend our resources on. Cheers, Asaf On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 7:05 PM Krishna Chaitanya Velaga < kcvel...@wikimedia.in> wrote: > Greetings, > > Introducing myself, I am Krishna Chaitanya Velaga from Andhra Pradesh, > India. My user name is "Krishna Chaitanya Velaga", I've been actively > contributing to en Wikipedia and Commons since December 2014. I also form > the Executive Committee of Wikimedia Chapter (India). My mother tongue is > Telugu (te). > > A Telugu movie titled Paisa Vasool > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paisa_Vasool_(2017_film)> was released on 1 > September 2017. In the movie, male lead boasts himself by referring to > Wikipedia. His statement in the movie is as follows: *"36 brawls, 24 > murders, 36 stabbings, This is visible record in Wikipedia" *(The same may > be observed from the trailer of the movie, between 0:22 to 0:32 at > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVUZ-jG_i3c). As far I am concerned I feel > this as serious defamation of the brand, the community and the work we do. > It really degrades the reality and the efforts we put to produce > encyclopedic content to the readers. > > In this context, I request the community to take interest in their to voice > their opinions, and also discuss any legal action to be enforced. > > > Regards, > > [image: photo] > *Krishna Chaitanya Velaga* > Member | Executive Committee > <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Executive_Committee_Members> > Wikimedia Chapter (India) <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/> > +91 94948 65420 <+91%2094948%2065420> | kcvelaga.blogspot.in > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>