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Wikimedia Foundation hosts lively panel on copyright

Wikimedia’s legal internship program, launched four years ago, has nurtured dozens of law students and recent graduates interested in intellectual property, privacy, and other cyberlaw issues. The Foundation recruits legal interns for the spring, summer, and fall. All law students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

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Victory in Italy: court rules in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation

Victory in Italy: court rules that the Wikimedia Foundation “is in a neutral position with respect to the content of the information drafted by its users”

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Wikimedia Foundation releases third transparency report

The Wikimedia Foundation has released its third transparency report covering five key data points: Content alteration and takedown requests; Copyright takedown requests; Right to be forgotten; Requests for user data; and voluntary disclosure

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Wikimedians urge the EU to protect freedom of panorama

Recently, the European Parliament amended recommendations that places restrictions across all European Union member states. The Wikimedia community has mobilized in response.

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ACLU files amended complaint on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation

On March 10th, the Wikimedia Foundation joined a lawsuit against the NSA over its upstream surveillance program. A hearing is scheduled for late September on the government’s recently filed motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

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Privacy is a core tenant of the Wikimedia movement. Photo by Owen Moore, freely licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The Wikimedia Foundation’s “Got Your Back” when it comes to user privacy

The Wikimedia Foundation was recently recognized in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) “Who’s Got Your Back?” report.
We are proud to say that we received perfect marks across all five categories.

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Securing access to Wikimedia sites with HTTPS

The Wikimedia Foundation is happy to announce that we are implementing HTTPS to encrypt all traffic on Wikimedia sites. With this change, nearly half a billion monthly visitors on Wikipedia and its sister projects will be able to share in the world’s knowledge more securely.

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The recent Wikimedia Foundation Board elections engaged 5,100 online voters to choose between 21 candidates. Learn how this online election came together, and how it differs from offline elections. Photo by European People's Party, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0.

How the Wikimedia Foundation Board elections are organized

The recent Wikimedia Foundation Board elections engaged 5,100 voters from 183 projects to choose between 21 candidates. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in these online elections?

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Wikimedia Foundation Board election results are in

With over 5,100 votes counted and voters from 183 individual Wikimedia projects, the election results are in: Dariusz Jemielniak, James Heilman, and Denny Vrandečić have been elected by the Wikimedia community to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, January-March 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation’s report for last quarter gives an overview of how we fared on 130 goals by 32 different teams, alongside some key overall metrics.

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