Jan Gerlach

  1. Freedom of expression includes the freedom to link

    Photo by CherryX, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    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

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

    Photo courtesy of Mike Masnick.

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

  3. Interaction principles for online collaboration

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    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

  4. 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

  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. What’s TPP? The problematic partnership

    Photo by Christopher Dombres, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

    At the Wikimedia Foundation, we believe that shorter copyright terms make it possible for more people to create and share free knowledge.... Read more