Foundation From the archives Legal Transparency report

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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The public domain starts growing again next year, and it’s about time

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation.

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How to add your photos to Wikimedia Commons and add to the sum of all knowledge

Wikimedia Commons is the media site that hosts many of the images, video, and audio used on Wikipedia.

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Misuse of Creative Commons-licensed photo leads to public apology

Niccolò Caranti hopes that this "will help clarify that 'free license' is not the same thing as 'public domain'; it does not mean 'you can do whatever you want without conditions.' "

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Freely licensed magic at Eurovision

Thanks to Albin Olsson, free photographic mastery was on display at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

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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.

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Supporting access to mass digitization collections

The Wikimedia Foundation, in coordination with Creative Commons and the Internet Archive, urges the U.S. Copyright Office not to propose a pilot program that inhibits fair use or undermines freely accessible mass digitization projects.

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Launching the Wikimedia Public Policy site

The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to introduce the new Wikimedia Public Policy site. Public policy is vital for a world where everyone can freely access, share, create, and remix knowledge.

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A Wikimedian asks European Parliament members for copyright reform

European copyright laws are very complex, making it hard to share free knowledge. To address this issue, a longtime Wikimedia contributor traveled to Brussels to meet members of the European Parliament and explain why copyright reform is needed.