Monday, April 16, 2007

The Legal Value of Wikipedia

I was just over at Slashdot and I saw this quote:

“Greg Aharonian, publisher of a patent newsletter and a longtime agency gadfly [said:] ‘From a legal point of view, a Wiki[pedia] citation is toilet paper.’”

– Lorraine Woellert, Business Week, Citings: Kicking Wiki Out Of The Patent Office, Sep. 4, 2006. |Link|

While I think Wikipedia is great as a place to begin research or as a link in a blog or other informal document, I agree that it's definitely not something that should be cited for serious scholarly or legal purposes.

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