I must agree with Asaf here. Fwiw, this isn't a defamatory and I think
legal action should be restricted to serious issues.
On Sep 26, 2017 7:09 PM, "Asaf Bartov" <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> 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 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
> > 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
> > this as serious defamation of the brand, the community and the work we
> > 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
> > 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/>
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