Mathias Schindler of Wikimedia Germany, who wraps up the story in a blog post, says that after calling in to German Spiegel (who used the AFP material), Spiegel amended their article. However, Mathias also tried to get AFP to issue a correction with a named source, and they rejected him... saying that for AFP, Wikipedia is not a “quotation worthy” source, so they will simply talk to original author Clemens Wortmann to clarify that policy to him.
Mathias argues, “Of course, AFP may stick to their policy to not use Wikipedia material for this or that reason. However, if they do use it, this policy is no reason to refuse naming the source ... It would be nice if AFP would stick to German copyright and help answer the open questions.”
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