From the archives Legal Wikisource

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.

Communications News on Wikipedia Wikipedia

Millions read Bowie biography following sudden death

On January 10, just two days after the release of his twenty-sixth studio album, enigmatic British artist David Bowie died following an eighteen-month battle with liver cancer. His death kicked off a string of deaths among aging male entertainers, including Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, René Angélil, and Abe Vigoda—all but the last within six years of age from one another. All….

Communications Endowment

Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge

This Friday marks the 15th anniversary of Wikipedia, the world’s free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. This week, we celebrate not just Wikipedia, but the birth of an idea: that anyone can contribute to the world’s knowledge. Globally, readers and editors are coming together to celebrate, with nearly 150 events across six continents. From editing marathons in Bangladesh….

Community From the archives Wikipedia

What are the most-edited articles through Wikipedia’s history?

The data will surprise you: Spears near Hitler, creationism alongside feminism, wrestling versus Jesus, and more.

Communications From the archives Wikipedia Year in Review

Wikipedia statistics show that 2015 was the year of the movie

2015 was the year of the movie on Wikipedia, with eight film-related articles in the top 25—and one climbing all the way up to No. 3 in the last two months of the year.

Community From the archives Wikipedia Year in Review

Top 20 most-edited pages on Wikipedia in 2015

Death, pop culture, current events ... and one person writing about the Juneau Icefield.

Foundation From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

Notice of appeal filed in Wikimedia v. NSA

Today, on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation and our eight co-plaintiffs, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a notice of appeal in Wikimedia v. NSA.

Community From the archives Photo contests Wiki Loves Monuments Wikimedia Commons

See the 14 gorgeous winning photographs from Wiki Loves Monuments

Today, Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 revealed this year's winners, including Westerheversand Lighthouse, Sacra di San Michele, Hanover’s New Town Hall, and more.

Community From the archives Grantmaking Wikipedia Wikivoyage

Wikimedia IEG program will fund fourteen community-led projects

We are excited to announce the successful grantees from round two of the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2015 Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program. Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) provide funding to individuals and small teams to take on projects with potential for online impact and that advance the Wikimedia Foundation’s mission and strategic priorities. These projects can take….

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