Jacob Rogers

  1. Discussing fake news and the NSA lawsuit at Yale

    As part of our ongoing affiliation and collaboration with Yale Law School, members of the Foundation’s legal team recently participated in two events focused on the issue of fake news and the Wikimedia v. NSA lawsuit. ... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation advises Canadian Supreme Court to support freedom of expression worldwide in intervention filing for Google v. Equustek

    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed an intervention brief advising the Canadian Supreme Court of the importance of considering free expression and access to information before issuing court orders with worldwide impact.... Read more

  3. Victory in Brazil as court rules in favor of Wikimedia Foundation

    We are happy to announce that the 6th Civil Court of Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has ruled in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation in an injunction claim filed by Brazilian musician Rosanah Fienngo. ... Read more

  4. Victory in Germany (part two): German court unanimously dismisses appeal

    The German courts sided with the Wikimedia Foundation and dismissed Dr. Evelyn Schels’ appeal. The proceeding is now officially over, marking a victory for public knowledge.... Read more

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

    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

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

    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. Fairer than Fair: a history of fair use on Wikipedia

    In recognition of Fair Use Week, which runs from February 22nd–26th, we’ve highlighted how fair use works on the Wikimedia projects, and how those policies were developed and the unique way that the Wikimedia communities develop guidelines to support the values of the free culture movement.... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Foundation removes The Diary of Anne Frank due to copyright law requirements

    Today, in an unfortunate example of the overreach of the United States’ current copyright law, the Wikimedia Foundation removed the Dutch-language text of The Diary of Anne Frank from Wikisource.... Read more

  9. Victory in Germany: court rules in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation

    We are happy to announce that the court of Munich has ruled in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation in Dr. Evelyn Schels v. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc..... Read more