A German court forced us to remove part of a Wikipedia article’s ‘history.’ Here’s what that means.
Three months ago, a German court ruled that part of a Wikipedia article—found to be defamatory in a previous court decision—had to be removed from both the article and its associated revision tracker, known as a “history” page. (History pages allow anyone to see how a Wikipedia article has developed since they were created, in….
Victory in Greece: Legal case ended against Wikipedia editor
A long-running case in Greece has come to a close with all claims dropped.
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.
Discussing fake news and the NSA lawsuit at Yale
As part of our ongoing affiliation and collaboration with Yale Law School, members of the Foundation’s legal team recently participated in two events focused on the issue of fake news and the Wikimedia v. NSA lawsuit.
Wikimedia Foundation removes The Diary of Anne Frank due to copyright law requirements
Today, in an unfortunate example of the overreach of the United States' current copyright law, the Wikimedia Foundation removed the Dutch-language text of The Diary of Anne Frank from Wikisource.