[Foundation-l] Blackout at Italian Wikipedia

John Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 22:26:11 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 7:58 AM, Sue Gardner <sgardner at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> The Wikimedia Foundation first heard about this a few hours ago: we don't
> have a lot of details yet. Jay is gathering information and working on a
> statement now.
> It seems obvious though that the proposed law would hurt freedom of
> expression in Italy, and therefore it's entirely reasonable for the Italian
> Wikipedians to oppose it. The Wikimedia Foundation will support their
> position.

Is this the first time that WMF has actively taken a stance on
politics and legislation?

John Vandenberg

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