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German court finds direct Wiki-editing unlawful

Posted by David King on Fri, Nov 09, 2012

Gall Pharma, a German nutritional supplements company, was fined €250,000 by the Munich High Regional Court for edits made to Wikipedia, according to the German Wikipedia's newsletter. The company's edits highlighted that their incense products were available in German pharmacies and elaborated on why their competitor's products were not, a contested claim that could influence buying decisons.

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Tags: Law, Wikipedia,, risk, Federal Trade Commission, ethics, governance, astroturfing

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