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A Wikimedian asks European Parliament members for copyright reform

European copyright laws are very complex, making it hard to share free knowledge. To address this issue, a longtime Wikimedia contributor traveled to Brussels to meet members of the European Parliament and explain why copyright reform is needed.

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The new Wikipedia store now features many new items, such as plantable "sprout" pencils and more T-shirt designs. Photo by Mun May Tee-Galloway, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Introducing the new Wikipedia store

The brand new Wikipedia store now features many new items, such as plantable “sprout” pencils, “ Rabbit hole” t-shirt and other amazing offerings. All sales support the Wikipedia community.

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Wikimedia Foundation releases latest transparency report

In the second half of 2014, the Wikimedia Foundation received hundreds of requests from governments, individuals, and organizations to disclose nonpublic user data and remove content from the Wikimedia Projects. Only three requests were granted.

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The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the world's most popular websites with around two hundred employees. Our new report outlines what we accomplished together in 2014.  Staff photo by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0.

New Wikimedia Foundation report on activities in 2014

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to release a report on our programs, activities, and outcomes from 2014.

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A longtime media executive, Kourosh Karimkhany has worked with leading companies such as Yahoo and Conde Nast -- where he spearheaded the acquisition of Wired.com, Ars Technica and Reddit. Photo by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Kourosh Karimkhany as VP of Strategic Partnerships

A longtime media executive, Kourosh has worked with leading companies such as Yahoo and Conde Nast — where he spearheaded the acquisition of Wired.com, Ars Technica and Reddit.

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Guy Kawasaki is a noted author, entrepreneur and internet evangelist. He will bring a wealth of experience on the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees. Photo by Nohemi Kawasaki, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Guy Kawasaki as board member

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce that Guy Kawasaki is joining the Board of Trustees. Mr. Kawasaki is a noted author, entrepreneur and internet evangelist, who will bring a wealth of experience and perspective to our movement.

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Terry Gilbey joins the Wikimedia Foundation as interim Chief Operating Officer. Photo by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Terry Gilbey as COO; bids farewell to Gayle Karen Young

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce that Terry Gilbey has joined us as interim Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Executive Director Lila Tretikov.

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An image from a 1973 London School of Economics appeal for funds for its library. Photo by London School of Economics and Political Science's Library, free licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Wikimedia Foundation adopts Open Access Policy to support free knowledge

The Wikimedia Foundation announces a new policy to make all research it directly supports freely available to the public under open licenses.

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Justice presides with her scale and sword at Frankfurt am Main. Photo by  Roland Meinecke, licensed under a Free Art license.

Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) of the United States. The lawsuit challenges the NSA’s mass surveillance program. (..)

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Wikipedian Lukas Mezger (center), with free knowledge advocates Karl Sigfrid (left) and Dimitar Dimitrov, standing in front of the European commission in Brussels. Photo by Gnom, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Taking a stand for free knowledge in the European Union

When the European Commission held an official hearing on copyright reform, a representative of the European Wikimedia chapters participated (…)

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