Legal

  1. Let European copyright catch up with reality

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    A harmonized panorama exception for Europe will make it easier for people to share images of the places where they live and collaborate with others. We urge the European Commission to introduce strong Freedom of Panorama to give all European citizens the opportunity to share images of the buildings and art in public places over the Internet.... Read more

  2. Victory in France: Court rules in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation

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    The Paris Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation in a right of response suit, defending the Foundation’s status as a hosting provider. ... Read more

  3. Wikimedia to US: Don’t fix what isn’t broken in copyright law

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    At a discussion held by the US Copyright Office, the Wikimedia Foundation defended against attempts to further burden online platforms with preventing copyright infringement.... Read more

  4. Keep it free: public domain for California government works under threat

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    We are urging the California legislature to reject AB 2880, a 2016 bill that would allow the state to use copyright to restrict the public’s access to information.... Read more

  5. The future of copyright in Europe: protecting public interest and collaboration

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    As the European Commission considers updating copyright rules, we want to ensure they do not threaten free knowledge projects like Wikipedia.... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Foundation at the Yale Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference

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    One of the Wikimedia Foundation’s attorneys visited Yale to participate in the Information Society Project’s annual Freedom of Expression Scholars conference, bringing together top minds from around the world on the topics around free expression. ... Read more

  7. Reply filed in Wikimedia v. NSA appeal

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    Updates on our lawsuit against the United States’ National Security Agency.... Read more

  8. Discussing current events and legal theory at Yale

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    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

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

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    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

  10. Save the safe harbors that power the open web

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    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