Thu Jan 19 19:50:21 CET 2006

wikipedia.de closed

Hello out there.
Today the domain wikipedia.de was closed, you can access the german Wikipedia only via de.wikipedia.org now.

The reason of that is a "legal issue" because of a Wikipedia article.
An article about Tron in the german Wikipedia execute a conflict between the family of Tron and the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. That's why they closed the domain wikipedia.de

The main point of the conflict is that the german article about Tron includes his full personal name. The family don't want the Wikipedia to publish the full name of Tron.
You can have a look at the edit war of this article.

Some links about this topic:

Blogs from some CCC members about this issue:


Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Categories: CCC |