The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86832   Message #1617772
Posted By: EBarnacle
30-Nov-05 - 10:42 PM
Thread Name: Wow! Read This About Wikipedia
Subject: RE: Wow! Read This About Wikipedia
New York State has something called a Public Officer Law. this law states that any State employee acting in good faith within the limits of his or her job cannot be sued for the results. This sounds like a federal application of the same concept.

The problem with WIKI and similar sites is similar to the problem with the Cat. A malicious Guest can create as much confusion and trouble just as easily as an anonymous contributor to WIKI can. The difference is that the pool of readers is much smaller.