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  1. Discussing current events and legal theory at Yale

    Photo by Nick Allen, CC-BY-SA-3.0

    In early 2016, one of the Foundation’s attorneys visited Yale Law School to participate in conversations on the cutting edge of fields of law that affect the Wikimedia movement.... Read more

  2. Engaging librarians (and others) through social technologies: A #1lib1ref think-piece

    Photo by Arturo de Frias Marques, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    This campaign was more than an outreach effort: it helped us to explore new technologies that facilitate diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia. To support a clear call to action for librarians, we incorporated three social technologies to grow the campaign: social media, hashtags (both inside and outside of Wikipedia), and microcontributions. Together they helped us share an inviting and... Read more

  3. Inspire Campaign promotes quality and visibility of content across Wikimedia projects

    Photo by Michael Gäbler, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    A month-long event, called the Inspire Campaign, focused on developing ideas to improve the way contributors review and curate project has recently concluded. Over 250 people submitted or contributed to 100 ideas during the campaign. Contributors interested in improving the quality and accessibility of Wikimedia content are encouraged to review submitted ideas, make suggestions, and volunteer to h... Read more

  4. Announcing a new informational resource on Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA and government surveillance

    "Photo" by Tim Evanson, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

    We have released a new landing page for Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA, and the government has filed their response to our opening appeal brief.... Read more

  5. Save the safe harbors that power the open web

    Photo by Slaunger, CC BY-SA-3.0

    The Wikimedia Foundation advocates to the U.S. Copyright Office for the preservation of protections from copyright liability for intermediaries, and against turning intermediaries into copyright police.... Read more

  6. A strike against freedom of panorama: Swedish court rules against Wikimedia Sverige

    Sunset over Lake Mälaren with 1854 statue of Carl XIV John of Sweden removed. Statue is in the public domain. Original image by Jacob Truedson Demitz is in the public domain, derivative work by Kevin Jacobsen licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The Swedish Supreme Court ruled against Wikimedia Sweden this week, deciding that Swedish copyright law does not allow the chapter to post images in its online database without permission from the artist. The Wikimedia Foundation respectfully disagrees with this ruling.... Read more

  7. Delivering knowledge globally: Discussions about online censorship at Yale

    Photo by Sage Ross, public domain/CC0.

    In late 2015, members of the Foundation’s legal team participated in talks at Yale Law School that provided more information on how individuals, governments, and websites are responding to the issue of censorship.... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Foundation and the Internet Law & Policy Foundry co-host privacy event

    Legal Internet Law Policy Foundry privacy event

    A privacy panel earlier this month touched on consumer privacy, the EU-US privacy shield, and “big data,” among other topics.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, October–December 2015

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    The second fiscal quarter of 2015 saw notable successes in technology; overall, the organization met 65% of its goals.... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes Katherine Maher as interim Executive Director

    Photo by Myleen Hollero, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Katherine Maher, Chief Communications Officer and a longtime advocate for open communities and culture, steps into the role of interim Executive Director.... Read more