Submissions:2017/The future of paid editing: Policy, enforcement, and legal issues

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The future of paid editing: Policy, enforcement, and legal issues

Theme (optional)

Paid editing

Type of submission



Smallbones, Doc James, WWB, Representative of WMF Legal, others invited

E-mail address




English Wikipedia, Commons, WikiProject:Medicine


Paid editing (especially undisclosed paid editing) and other types of conflict-of-interest editing remains controversial 3 years after the change to Wikimedia's terms of use requiring disclosure. This panel will discuss the future of paid editing on Wikipedia, analyze why the problems continue, discuss how it might be better managed, and what other steps might be taken to curb abuses.

  • Doc James, community elected WMF Board member elect and the best known MD among Wikipedia editors, will concentrate on paid editing and medical articles
  • Smallbones will concentrate on paid editing and non-medical businesses
  • WWB, disclosed COI editor since 2008, and president of Beutler Ink
  • A representative of WMF legal
  • Member of arbcom invited
Length of presentation

45 mins-1 hour

Special requests

possible time conflicts (will let you know)

Preferred room size


Wikimania submission?

yes, not on program

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