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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.

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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.

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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.

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Victory in Greece: Legal case ended against Wikipedia editor

A long-running case in Greece has come to a close with all claims dropped.

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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.

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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.

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Wikimedia releases eighth transparency report

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

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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.

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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.