While legal counsel might be important, I think the blowing the facebook
comments out of proportion IMHO is WP:UNDUE.

Regards
Srikanth.L
http://srik.me


On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 09:31, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org> wrote:

> Hi Tinu:
>
> Thanks for posting this - yes, legal counsel and a risk assessment is
> something we are actively looking at doing - a question, would the community
> know if this has ever happened or threatened to happen earlier or is this
> the first example?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Best,
>
> Gautam
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>
>
>
> On 26 February 2011 08:44, CherianTinu Abraham <tinucher...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Here you go ! The first legal threaten against Wikipedia India !
>>
>> To set the context to those who were not  reading the thread of
>> WikimediaIndia facebook page,
>>
>> Basavaraj Itnal [1] is a senior journalist from Bangalore. He is in
>> a campaign against an alleged land-grabbing and scam by a popular mall owner
>> in Bangalore. He did write articles on this in the publications he is
>> associated with. He even added information earlier to Wikipedia article of
>> Garuda Mall [2] and apparently was blocked once ( by an Indian admin with a
>> pseudo name ? ) .
>> He also attended one of the Bangalore Wiki-meetups recently. After that he
>> shifted to focus to fight his POV to Wikimedia India Facebook recently. [3]
>> and also pushing it on the article [4] . Of late he is threatening to sue
>> Wikipedia and Wikimedia admins. Knowing his aggressiveness, i don't think he
>> can be taken lightly.
>>
>> I am not sure whether he is intending to sue against the Wikimedia
>> Foundation, ( office in India ) or India chapter or individuals from India
>> who are admins ( OMG, that includes me :) )
>>
>> Time for a legal contact in India ?
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>> Regards
>> Tinu Cherian
>>
>> P.S.I couldn't find the contact mail id of Geoffrey Brigham, the new
>> legal counsel of the Foundation.
>>
>> [1] http://twitter.com/#!/basavarajitnal
>> http://www.linkedin.com/pub/basavaraj-itnal/23/a9b/4b9
>> http://www.facebook.com/people/Basavaraj-Itnal/100000540087375
>> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda_Mall
>> [3] http://www.facebook.com/WikimediaIndia?sk=wall&filter=12
>> [4]
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Garuda_Mall&action=historysubmit&diff=410530901&oldid=410529958
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM, Facebook <
>> update+mh17p...@facebookmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>  
>>> facebook<http://www.facebook.com/n/?WikimediaIndia%2Fposts%2F184893818213619&mid=3d1f826G29075287G520915G37&bcode=Qp9JF&n_m=tinucherian%40gmail.com>
>>> Hi Cherian,
>>> Basavaraj Itnal commented on WikimediaIndia's wall post.
>>> Basavaraj wrote: "anyways, while i respect what you guys are doing, i am
>>> actively looking for a legal recourse to make wiki admins accountable and
>>> available to legal action. as for Garuda issue is concerned after doubting
>>> the veracity of my documents without verifying them and without again cross
>>> checking with the govt, they just made a small correction saying Garuda Mall
>>> land is owned by bruhat bengaluru mahanagar palike. :)"
>>>
>>> See the comment 
>>> thread<http://www.facebook.com/n/?WikimediaIndia%2Fposts%2F184893818213619&mid=3d1f826G29075287G520915G37&bcode=Qp9JF&n_m=tinucherian%40gmail.com>
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