Jan Gerlach

  1. Keep the internet international

    What happens to access to knowledge online when countries enforce their laws worldwide and force internet platforms to remove content globally? We convened a panel of digital rights experts at SXSW 2018 in Austin, TX to discuss this and related questions.... Read more

  2. Join the Wikimedia Foundation as an Open Web Fellow

    The Wikimedia Foundation is proud to host an Open Web Fellow, a nine-month position to develop data-driven responses to questions around public policy for free knowledge.... Read more

  3. Net neutrality is essential for access to knowledge

    The Open Internet rules make sure that everybody can participate in knowledge online and help prevent a new digital divide between those who can pay for access to information and those who cannot afford to, despite being connected to the internet.... Read more

  4. We need transparency and permissive copyright in NAFTA

    As governments in North America open negotiations for a new trade treaty, the Wikimedia Foundation and other organizations call for a transparent process and adequate protections of user rights and access to knowledge.... Read more

  5. It’s time to protect the public domain!

    The public domain is an important pillar of free knowledge, creativity and innovation and an indispensable counterweight to exclusive rights on intellectual property. Yet, unlike exclusive rights, it is not adequately protected.... Read more

  6. Sacrificing freedom of expression and collaboration online to enforce copyright in Europe?

    The European Union’s proposed new copyright directive threatens freedom of expression, collaboration, and diversity online. We urge the European Parliament and the Council to oppose mandatory upload filters that would impair free knowledge and innovation on the internet.... Read more

  7. Freedom of expression includes the freedom to link

    You have probably never worried that you could be sued for posting a hyperlink to a video or article. But under a ruling by Hungarian national courts, it could be possible. ... Read more

  8. Let’s judge copyright law by its contribution to learning and education

    Opening our event series Free Open Shared, Mike Masnick of Techdirt gave an energetic talk about the need for copyright reform.... Read more

  9. Interaction principles for online collaboration

    Working with others online can be complicated. In an effort to make communication on the Wikimedia projects more friendly and productive, we propose five principles for collaboration.... Read more

  10. Let European copyright catch up with reality

    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