The first hearing in Wikimedia v. NSA was held on Friday. Image by Joe Gratz, public domain. On Friday, September 25, 2015, the first hearing in Wikimedia v. NSA took place in Alexandria, Virginia. Both sides presented oral arguments regarding the government’s motion to dismiss our lawsuit against Upstream mass…Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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 materialRead more
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.Read more
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”Read more
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 disclosureRead more
Recently, the European Parliament amended recommendations that places restrictions across all European Union member states. The Wikimedia community has mobilized in response.Read more
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.Read more
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.