Wikimedia opposes government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA

The ACLU filed an opposition yesterday to the U.S. government’s recent motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, the Wikimedia Foundation’s challenge to the National Security Agency’s “upstream” surveillance program. The filing lays out a point-by-point refutation of the government’s arguments, in advance of a hearing scheduled for September 25.

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Innovation is welcome: apply for grants to improve Wikimedia

If you have an idea like or completely different from this that will improve a Wikimedia project, consider participating in Individual Engagement Grants open call for proposals from August 30th through September 29th on Meta. If your idea is still a seed, you can share it in our IdeaLab to seek staff mentorship, community feedback, and a team of collaborators to help it evolve.

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Launching the Wikimedia Public Policy site

The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to introduce the new Wikimedia Public Policy site. Public policy is vital for a world where everyone can freely access, share, create, and remix knowledge.

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Wikimedia’s new developer-friendly trademark guidelines for apps

Our new app guidelines, based on our Trademark Policy, make it easier than ever to use Wikimedia Foundation trademarks and content in apps. The guidelines are accessible and clearly lay out practical examples for app developers to encourage innovation using Wikimedia material

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Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, April–June 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation’s report for last quarter gives an overview of how we fared on 118 goals by 35 different teams, alongside some key overall metrics.

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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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