At a discussion held by the US Copyright Office, the Wikimedia Foundation defended against attempts to further burden online platforms with preventing copyright infringement.... Read more

  1. Keep it free: public domain for California government works under threat

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    We are urging the California legislature to reject AB 2880, a 2016 bill that would allow the state to use copyright to restrict the public’s access to information.... Read more

  2. In worldwide vote, Wikimedia users select extraordinary picture of the year

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    1,322 pictures. 56 finalists. One winner. The vote for Wikimedia Commons’ picture of the year is over.... Read more

  3. Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, gives to Wikipedia’s future

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    The founder of Craigslist and craigconnects is giving one million dollars to the Wikimedia Endowment.... Read more

  4. By writing for Wikipedia, students learn more than a “traditional test”: Luz María Silva

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    In Professor Luz María Silva’s classroom, students can opt to write a Wikipedia article in lieu of a midterm exam.... Read more

  5. Share your photos of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves on Wikipedia to inspire the world

    Photo by Elgollimoh, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    On World Environment Day, UNESCO and Wiki Loves Earth have partnered to create Wiki Loves Earth Biosphere Reserves, a competition to create photographs free for everyone to use and to enrich Wikipedia.... Read more

  6. Developing leadership: Learning Days at the 2016 Wikimedia Conference

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    For the third straight year, the Wikimedia Conference was preceded by pre-conference Learning Days for affiliates that want to improve their skills in community engagement, program design, and evaluation.... Read more

  7. Why I proofread poetry at Wikisource

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    Poetry: “it is the stuff of the soul; it speaks to the body, the mind, and the spirit alike.” Sonja Bohm worked for years to get all of Florence Earle Coates’ poetry online, and now proofreads poetry on the English Wikisource, the free library. We asked why.... Read more

  8. Semi-automated content translation is coming to Scandinavian Wikipedias

    Photo by Astrid Carlsen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Machine translation between Scandinavian languages with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Content Translation tool will soon be a reality, allowing every contributor and editor on Wikipedia to help expand free knowledge, regardless of their spoken language.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, May 2016

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