Charles M. Roslof

  1. In an attempt to modernize copyright laws, the European Commission forgets about users

    The European Commission’s leaked plans for EU copyright reform show that their primary concern is rightsholder revenue, with the public’s interest in accessing and sharing knowledge taking a back seat.... Read more

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

    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

  3. Discussing current events and legal theory at Yale

    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

  4. Save the safe harbors that power the open web

    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

  5. What TPP missed: Meaningful transparency

    Lack of transparency plagues trade negotiations, particularly when they have copyright implications, and regularly leaves the public domain in the lurch. Transparency is not just an ideal, it’s a necessary tool for building a more democratic society.... Read more

  6. Supporting access to mass digitization collections

    The Wikimedia Foundation, in coordination with Creative Commons and the Internet Archive, urges the U.S. Copyright Office not to propose a pilot program that inhibits fair use or undermines freely accessible mass digitization projects.... Read more