Stephen LaPorte

  1. Wikipedia is built on the public domain

    During Copyright Week, the Wikimedia Foundation Foundation and other organizations are discussing five principles for copyright. On Monday, we are starting with the most important part, the public domain. Wikipedia illustrates the importance of an abundant public domain, and provides some valuable guidance on where you can find more public domain resources yourself.... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation joins EFF and others encouraging the California Court of Appeal to protect online free speech

    The ruling of the trial court in Cross v. Facebook ignores settled principles of intermediary immunity and could threaten speech online. The Wikimedia Foundation joined an amicus brief filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine, GitHub, Snap, Yelp, and others encouraging the California Court of Appeal to review this decision.... Read more

  3. Keep it free: public domain for California government works under threat

    We are urging the California legislature to reject AB 2880, a 2016 bill that would allow the state to use copyright to restrict the public’s access to information.... Read more

  4. The future of copyright in Europe: protecting public interest and collaboration

    As the European Commission considers updating copyright rules, we want to ensure they do not threaten free knowledge projects like Wikipedia.... Read more

  5. What’s TPP? The problematic partnership

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

  6. Launching the Wikimedia Public Policy site

    The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to introduce the new Wikimedia Public Policy site. Public policy is vital for a world where everyone can freely access, share, create, and remix knowledge.... Read more

  7. Get the latest Wikipedia updates easily with IFTTT

    Wikipedia’s new Channel on IFTTT makes it easier than ever to share free knowledge.... Read more

  8. Wikimedians urge the EU to protect freedom of panorama

    Recently, the European Parliament amended recommendations that places restrictions across all European Union member states. The Wikimedia community has mobilized in response.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia supports the Lyon Declaration and Access to Knowledge

    The Wikimedia Foundation is proud to join the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development which calls for United Nations member states to provide all people the ability to access and share knowledge. After all, this speaks to the ambition of the Wikimedia movement: sharing the sum of all human knowledge to all people around the world. […]... Read more

  10. Wikipedia Is Built on Transparency

    The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower people around the world to develop freely licensed educational content and to globally disseminate that content. ... Read more