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 > ________ > http://social.prathambooks.org/ > > > > 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  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  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.  >> and also pushing it on the article  . 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. >> >>  http://twitter.com/#!/basavarajitnal >> http://www.linkedin.com/pub/basavaraj-itnal/23/a9b/4b9 >> http://www.facebook.com/people/Basavaraj-Itnal/100000540087375 >>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda_Mall >>  http://www.facebook.com/WikimediaIndia?sk=wall&filter=12 >>  >> 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> >>> Reply to this email to comment on this post. >>> Thanks, >>> The Facebook Team >>> See >>> Comment<http://www.facebook.com/n/?WikimediaIndia%2Fposts%2F184893818213619&mid=3d1f826G29075287G520915G37&bcode=Qp9JF&n_m=tinucherian%40gmail.com> >>> The >>> message was sent to tinucher...@gmail.com. If you don't want to receive >>> these emails from Facebook in the future, you can >>> unsubscribe<http://www.facebook.com/o.php?k=4dddaf&u=688345735&mid=3d1f826G29075287G520915G37>. >>> >>> Facebook, Inc. P.O. Box 10005, Palo Alto, CA 94303 >>> >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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