Legal

  1. Wikimedia releases ninth transparency report

    Our newly-released transparency report highlights the requests we received in the first half of 2018.... Read more

  2. California Supreme Court upholds critical intermediary liability provision

    In a well-reasoned opinion, the California Supreme Court recognized that CDA 230 offers broad protection to sites like Yelp from liability for user-created content.... Read more

  3. Time is running out to defend user rights online

    Now that it has passed a critical vote in the European Parliament, we have one last opportunity to make the EU revise its proposed copyright directive and ensure the internet stays open for everyone.... Read more

  4. Don’t force platforms to replace communities with algorithms

    As policymakers increasingly suggest technological solutions to fight illegal and controversial content online, we ask them to consider the rights of internet users and to leave room for the human side of content moderation.... Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Wikimedia releases eighth transparency report

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

  10. 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