Legal

  1. Freedom of expression includes the freedom to link

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    You have probably never worried that you could be sued for posting a hyperlink to a video or article. But under a ruling by Hungarian national courts, it could be possible. ... Read more

  2. Let’s judge copyright law by its contribution to learning and education

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    Opening our event series Free Open Shared, Mike Masnick of Techdirt gave an energetic talk about the need for copyright reform.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Foundation files petition against decision to extend the ‘right to be forgotten’ globally

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    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a petition with the French Supreme Court in support of access to knowledge.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA update: appeal hearing scheduled

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    The next hearing in our case against the United States National Security Agency and others over the U.S. government’s Upstream surveillance practices will take place on December 8, 2016, at the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Foundation supports anonymous online speech in letter to California Supreme Court

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    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a letter supporting anonymous online speech, asking the California Supreme Court to review a case about unmasking online commenters.... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Foundation advises Canadian Supreme Court to support freedom of expression worldwide in intervention filing for Google v. Equustek

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    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed an intervention brief advising the Canadian Supreme Court of the importance of considering free expression and access to information before issuing court orders with worldwide impact.... Read more

  7. Victory in Brazil as court rules in favor of Wikimedia Foundation

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    We are happy to announce that the 6th Civil Court of Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has ruled in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation in an injunction claim filed by Brazilian musician Rosanah Fienngo. ... Read more

  8. In an attempt to modernize copyright laws, the European Commission forgets about users

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    The European Commission’s leaked plans for EU copyright reform show that their primary concern is rightsholder revenue, with the public’s interest in accessing and sharing knowledge taking a back seat.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Foundation files letter encouraging California Supreme Court review of key intermediary liability case

    The Earl Warren Building and Courthouse, where the Supreme Court of California sits. Photo by Coolcaesar, CC-BY-SA 3.0.

    Hassell v. Bird could affect intermediary liability law and freedom of speech online. The Wikimedia Foundation has encouraged the California Supreme Court to review this important case.... Read more

  10. Victory in Germany (part two): German court unanimously dismisses appeal

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    The German courts sided with the Wikimedia Foundation and dismissed Dr. Evelyn Schels’ appeal. The proceeding is now officially over, marking a victory for public knowledge.... Read more