Talk:FBI asks Wikimedia Foundation to remove seal from websites, Wikimedia declines

Latest comment: 13 years ago by Bdell555 in topic inaccurate

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Should we mention that Godwin was once counsel at the EFF? It seems relevant to the EFF quotation. --InfantGorilla (talk) 15:05, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Really? I didn't know that... as long as you provide a source, I suppose it's ok. Benny the mascot (talk) 15:05, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
  Done --InfantGorilla (talk) 15:55, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply


What do you want to bet that the reason the FBI wants the seal removed is because they're pissed at Wikileaks, and they're so ignorant of the details of the online world that they think that the WMF is affiliated with Wikileaks. I'd bet a fair amount of money that that's the case. Is there anything in any of the sources you've looked at to indicate that? Gopher65talk 15:09, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
No...I didn't find any sources that indicate that. Benny the mascot (talk) 15:16, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply



Source for number of articles on the Wikipedias:

--InfantGorilla (talk) 15:45, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Godwin's stint at the EFF

--InfantGorilla (talk) 15:55, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Review of revision 1070893 [Passed]


Wikimedia template


What's wrong with {{WikimediaMention}}? Benny the mascot (talk) 17:10, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

The grammar was wrong in this case. It uses or, when in this case it is and, or just nothing at all after the word Foundation. Nothing wrong in general. --InfantGorilla (talk) 17:47, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
Oh, ok. Thanks for clarifying. Benny the mascot (talk) 17:49, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

the [sic] in the quote


in "..these restrictions by Wikipedia [sic] users" - why is there a [sic] there? Unless i'm missing something, nothing is misspelled. Bawolff 17:48, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

The FBI should have said Wikimedia, not Wikipedia. Benny the mascot (talk) 17:50, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
Arguably before we wrote this story, it was only used on wikipedia - [1](Of course that doesn't count non-wikimedia people who use commons for images, but they probably don't use the image either). They probably weren't that concerned with wikimedia non-wikipedia use. Bawolff 18:00, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
Ok, I see your point. {{sic}} removed. Benny the mascot (talk) 18:12, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
I agree with Bawolff, there is no reason to believe that Larson didn't mean what he wrote "Wikipedia". Thanks for fixing it. --InfantGorilla (talk) 05:31, 4 August 2010 (UTC)Reply



Britannica does not display the logo. The FBI also suggests in its complaint that the high resolution of the image (on the Commons) is of concern, which would in turn explain why the FBI has an issue with Wikimedia and not Britannica (even before Britannica took down the logo.Bdell555 (talk) 02:34, 5 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

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