Legal

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. We need transparency and permissive copyright in NAFTA

    As governments in North America open negotiations for a new trade treaty, the Wikimedia Foundation and other organizations call for a transparent process and adequate protections of user rights and access to knowledge.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Foundation releases new transparency report, online and in print

    The newly-issued report covers information about requests we received in the first six months of 2017.... Read more

  8. Update: Wikimedia’s petition against the global extension of search engine delistings

    No single country or region should be able to control what information the entire world may access.... Read more

  9. Appeals court rules in favor of Wikimedia in Brazil

    Brazilian Court of Appeals rules that singer Rosana Fiengo does not have the right to censor the Wikipedia article about her.... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Sweden loses case as court rules against free access to public art online

    The Swedish Patent and Market Court has issued a ruling against freedom of panorama in Sweden. We respectfully disagree with the Court, and urge those interested to support Wikimedia Sweden (Sverige) in their further efforts to strengthen freedom of panorama.... Read more