The Mysterious Workings of Wikis: Who Owns What?

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http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com – Most everyone on the Internet reads Wikipedia, whether they rely on it or not, but few understand how wikis work or who owns the content. Understanding content ownership is important, because so many people freely contribute to wikis. If the owner of the wiki decides to revise or move the content, that could lead to a lawsuit. Similarly, if the contributors move the content, that too could lead to a lawsuit. In a recently filed case on this issue, it is not copyright infringement that's alleged, but rather trademark infringement and unfair business practices. (General)