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Wikimedia Foundation blocked once again by China for accreditation to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

14 March 2023, San Francisco, CA, USA – Yesterday, the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, was rejected for accreditation to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). The accreditation was once again blocked by China, marking the fourth time that China has….

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Stephen LaPorte becomes the new General Counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation

28 February 2023, San Francisco – The Wikimedia Foundation today announced Stephen LaPorte as General Counsel. Stephen was previously Deputy General Counsel at the Foundation; he has held several leadership roles in the Legal department, covering a range of legal issues including copyright, trademarks, governance, and public policy.  The Wikimedia Foundation is the global nonprofit….

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