Michelle Paulson

  1. Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions

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    The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation’s operations.... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation intervenes in Canada to protect online free expression

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    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a motion to intervene in the upcoming Canadian Supreme Court case Equustek v. Google. The Foundation’s filing challenges overly broad global content removal orders that threaten online free expression and access to information. If the motion is granted, the Foundation will have eight weeks to submit a formal brief. ... Read more

  3. 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

  4. A strike against freedom of panorama: Swedish court rules against Wikimedia Sverige

    Sunset over Lake Mälaren with 1854 statue of Carl XIV John of Sweden removed. Statue is in the public domain. Original image by Jacob Truedson Demitz is in the public domain, derivative work by Kevin Jacobsen licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The Swedish Supreme Court ruled against Wikimedia Sweden this week, deciding that Swedish copyright law does not allow the chapter to post images in its online database without permission from the artist. The Wikimedia Foundation respectfully disagrees with this ruling.... Read more

  5. Appeal filed in Wikimedia v. NSA

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    Today, our attorneys at the ACLU filed the opening brief in our appeal of Wikimedia v. NSA, which challenges the National Security Agency’s “Upstream” mass surveillance practices. Our complaint was dismissed last fall on the grounds of standing, and the newly filed brief details the many reasons why we have the right to bring these claims. We expect the government’s response in March, and ... Read more

  6. Notice of appeal filed in Wikimedia v. NSA

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    Today, on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation and our eight co-plaintiffs, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a notice of appeal in Wikimedia v. NSA.... Read more

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

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    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

  8. Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Deutschland urge Reiss Engelhorn Museum to reconsider suit over public domain works of art

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    The suit concerns copyright claims related to 17 images of the museum’s public domain works of art, which have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. ... Read more

  9. Internal security incident identified and resolved at the Wikimedia Foundation

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    On November 12, the Wikimedia Operations team identified a security incident on the Wikimedia Foundation’s Mailman mailing list system that resulted in the breach of four staff email accounts.... Read more

  10. District court grants government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, appeal expected

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    Today, a federal district court granted the government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, our lawsuit challenging the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) use of “Upstream” mass surveillance. ... Read more