I am very excited to share that the Wikimedia Foundation has now become a
full member of the company constituency at the Global Network Initiative
and will participate in the group's activities to expand our work promoting
freedom of expression and privacy online. This concludes our observer
status and allows us to work more effectively with companies, digital
rights groups, and researchers from around the world to ensure the internet
can be an open space for free knowledge.
You can see the official announcement on GNI's website here:
And if you like you can help us spread the word here:
Thanks a lot!
Sr. Public Policy Manager
1 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104
there is a petition  being circulated against the US government
allegedly trying to defund the Open Technology Fund, "an independent
non-profit organization committed to advancing global Internet freedom
[that] supports projects focused on counteracting repressive censorship and
surveillance, enabling citizens worldwide to exercise their fundamental
human rights online." The petition has some big names on it, such as the
EFF, Freedom House and ISC. I'm curious if this is something that the
Wikimedia Foundation or affiliates have investigated and have a stance on?
I want to highlight this initiative of public broadcasters internationally
Public broadcasters come together and claim:
Our countries may differ by culture and language, but we all share the
common duty to Inform, Educate and Entertain. Our engagement with audiences
of all ages across a range of broadcast and online services is critical to
our success in serving them whenever, wherever and however they want.
(however they want? did someone just say "remix" and "creative commons"?)
The Global Task Force is particularly proud of the speed with which public
media across the world have responded to the challenge of supporting the
education of children who are learning at home by bringing together
brilliant partners from across the public and private spheres. Public
service media is uniquely placed to play this role.
True. There is (among other things) high-quality educational content being
provided by public broadcasters. I'd love it to be
- freely licensed, whereever possible
- paid fairly
- accessible everywhere (no geoblocking!)
- accessible anytime (no expiry date for informational and educational
We currently have a campaign going on targeted to german public
broadcasters, you can find it at wikimedia.de/oeffentliches-gut. Its slogan
is #ÖGÖG, meaning: Public Money – Public Good.
I would like to reach out to you guys, especially in* Australia, France,
United Kingdom, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.* An open letter advocating
free licences in strengthening remix and re-use of the content of public
broadcasters could help us a lot. What do you think?
All the best from Berlin
project manager public policy
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
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Büro (030) 219 158 26-0
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Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
The process of implementation of the new Copyright Directive is speeding up
in various countries (see our Implementation Tracker
Therefore, COMMUNIA has decided to organize a series of webinars aimed at
explaining the different provisions of the new Copyright Directive and
making suggestions on what to advocate for during the implementation
process of those provisions at the national level, to expand and strengthen
The Copyright Directive Webinars are aimed at local advocates and national
policymakers and will be conducted by COMMUNIA members and experts that
were involved in preparing our Implementation Guidelines
We will hold four webinars of one hour each, as follows:
16/06 (Tuesday) – Press Publishers’ Right (Art. 15): Dimitar Dimitrov
17/06 (Wednesday) – Text and Data Mining and Education Exceptions (Arts.
3-5): Benjamin White and Teresa Nobre
23/06 (Tuesday) – Use of Content by Online Platforms (Art. 17): Teresa
Nobre and Paul Keller
24/06 (Wednesday) – Cultural Heritage Provisions (Arts. 6, 8-11, 14):
Stephen Wyber, Ariadna Matas and Paul Keller
*All webinars will take place from 10.00am to 11.00am CET. You can register
for the webinars of your choice here
Remember to register for the seminar up to 24 hours before it starts. We
have a limit of 30 participants at each seminar, so please don’t register
if you don’t plan to show up. The access info will be shared with those who
Have a nice day,
Centrum Cyfrowe | centrumcyfrowe.pl/
public policy expert
Creative Commons Polska | creativecommons.pl
Communia Association | communia-association.org
o prawie autorskim
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e-mail oraz informacje zawarte w treści wiadomości) na podstawie
uzasadnionego interesu, w celu obsługi korespondencji, w celach
wynikających z treści e-maila lub w celu nawiązania kontaktu w przyszłości.
The long awaited Digital Services Act package consultations (yes several)
have been published yesterday.
The main part *seems* to be a humongous six section survey on all sorts of
aspects of the online world, covering things like self-employed people
using online platforms, illegal content, hate speech and competition law.
We have extracted the questions on Meta-Wiki and invite all interested
Wikimedians and friends to comment or edit answers:
The question are more general, social questions like "Should platforms work
against misinformation during an election or health crisis?" and "Should
speaking time in democratic debates be limited online as we do offline?".
But there are also some very concrete questions, like "Are public interest
notices and notices that refer to other sources the right tool to avoid
censorship while tackling misinformation?" or "How to define online
platforms acting as gatekeepers and should we regulate them additionally
with ex-ante rules?" or even "Does the current liability regime need
clarifications, like what is "active" and "passive" and a "mere
The deadline for this is 8 September.
*==Feedback on ex ante regulatory instrument of very large online platforms
acting as gatekeepers==*
The Commission is having an entire section in the consultation about what
would be "gatekeeper platforms" and how they should be regulated.
Nevertheless, they are inviting stakeholders to provide a free-form
position on this*. *Both the separate nature of this consultation and its
much shorter timeline are suspicious*. *
The deadline for this is 30 June.
*==Feedback on deepening the Internal Market and clarifying
responsibilities for digital services==*
In a second, also much shorter, parallel consultation the Commission is
asking about the liability rules for online platforms. This is also
free-form and covers ground the large survey already asks about. 
The deadline for this is also 30 June.
We are already working on this across Berlin, Brussels, DC and San
Francisco. Feel free to join the effort! Get in touch directly, edit on
Meta-Wiki or spark up a conversation here on the list.
Another ongoing subject is the *regulation on preventing the dissemination
of terrorism content online*, TERREG in short.
We in the Netherlands tried to reach out to new possible stakeholders that
would be negatively impacted by this new law, but we did not get any
responses yet. I do hope we have planted a seed that will grow.
In the mean time, we translated Anna's beautiful email summary from April
into Dutch to create a page to direct our partners for more information,
sources and illustrative news articles.