Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Literary Agency Sues Wikipedia


Barbara Bauer is suing bloggers and administrators of various websites, including Wikipedia and YouTube, claiming they are ruining her business.

Preditors & Editors do not recommend them as amongst other things they charge a fee. And Writers Beware list them in their top twenty worst agents.

According to the lawsuit, "Barbara Bauer has been impaired in her ability to earn a living as a literary agent and has sustained and will continue to sustain loss of income in amounts that will be established at trial."

Mike Godwin from Wikipedia said,

"We provide a platform through Wikipedia for smart citizens to give their knowledge back to a larger culture. Our ability to offer citizens that platform is what's at stake in this case."

Wikipedia have now removed their page but it still can be viewed at the moment in their archives here.

Source : NJ.com

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