Legal

  1. Victory in Greece: Legal case ended against Wikipedia editor

    A long-running case in Greece has come to a close with all claims dropped.... 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. Victory in Italy: Wikimedia wins lawsuit against former Minister of Defense

    The Rome Court of Appeals has ruled strongly in Wikimedia’s favor in Previti v. Wikimedia Foundation. It protected accurate, well-sourced articles, and held that when someone has a concern, they should work through community processes, not try to bypass them with legal demands.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia releases eighth transparency report

    Our newly-released transparency report highlights the requests we received in the second half of 2017.... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Foundation appoints Tony Sebro as Deputy General Counsel

    Seasoned attorney joins the Wikimedia Foundation after six years serving as General Counsel at the Software Freedom Conservancy.... Read more

  6. Mailbag: What is going on with Wikipedia and the monkey selfie? We love monkeys and photographers, let us tell you more…

    Answering your questions about Wikipedia, the monkey selfie, and copyright on the Wikimedia sites.... Read more

  7. 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

  8. National orders for global delisting threaten access to knowledge worldwide

    Wikimedia Foundation files observations before Court of Justice of the European Union on search engine delistings.... Read more

  9. Three principles in CDA 230 that make Wikipedia possible

    Three principles in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act enable volunteers to collaborate in building the world’s largest online encyclopedia. The current law gives website operators the freedom to review content when necessary, sets consistent national standards for liability, and makes sure small, new platforms can develop and innovate. Congress should not disrupt the balance establis... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Foundation signs amicus brief challenging U.S. travel and immigration restrictions at Supreme Court

    We’ve filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court that opposes an executive order which places restrictions on travel and immigration to the U.S. based upon national origin.... Read more