Legal

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Canadian Supreme Court rules against Google in favor of worldwide court orders

    The Canadian Supreme Court ruled that Google must remove search results worldwide, dismissing concerns that this may impede freedom of expression for people outside of Canada or inspire other countries to censor speech.... Read more

  8. Yale Law School and the Wikimedia Foundation create new research initiative to help preserve and protect the free exchange of information online

    The Wikimedia Foundation and the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School recently expanded their longstanding collaboration to focus on raising awareness and conducting research related to threats against intermediary liability protections. Those protections are necessary if online platforms are to remain neutral third parties hosting user-generated content.... Read more

  9. It’s time to protect the public domain!

    The public domain is an important pillar of free knowledge, creativity and innovation and an indispensable counterweight to exclusive rights on intellectual property. Yet, unlike exclusive rights, it is not adequately protected.... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA: Why we’re here and where we’re going

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s mission is to support the communities of readers and contributors who share and consume information on Wikipedia and the other free-knowledge projects. Privacy and anonymity are crucial to the free sharing of knowledge. Mass surveillance erodes our privacy and individualism, and undermines our expressive and associational freedoms. ... Read more