Legal

  1. Victory at the Fourth Circuit: Court of Appeals allows Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA to proceed

    The decision marks an important victory for the privacy and free expression rights of Wikimedia users.... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Eileen Hershenov as General Counsel

    Eileen Hershenov is an experienced general counsel with nearly three decades of leadership in media, intellectual property, civil liberties, and not-for-profit law.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to restore access to Wikipedia

    On Saturday, April 29, Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey. If it remains, this block will result in millions of people in Turkey losing access to free knowledge about their country and the world around them. We believe knowledge is a fundamental human right and urge the Turkish government to remove this block.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Foundation signs amicus brief supporting temporary restraining order against revised U.S. travel restrictions

    Planned restrictions on international travel will impact the Wikimedia Foundation’s ability to collaborate across borders in service of our mission. ... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Foundation releases first transparency report of 2017

    The newly-issued report covers information about requests we received between July and December 2016.... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions

    The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation’s operations.... Read more

  7. Announcing the Wikimedia Foundation’s updated Donor Privacy Policy

    Protecting the personal information of users, donors, and community members around the globe is a top priority.... Read more

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. The end of ownership? Rethinking digital property to favor consumers at a Yale ISP talk

    In November 2016, a member of the Foundation’s legal team visited Yale Law School’s Information Society Project for a presentation on issues with licensing schemes for digital products.... Read more