[Foundation-l] Blackout at Italian Wikipedia

John Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 00:44:07 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 10:56 AM, Thomas Goldammer <thogol at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2011/10/5 Ryan Kaldari <rkaldari at wikimedia.org>:
>> The WMF isn't allowed to lobby for or against legislation, per our 501c3
>> non-profit status in the US. This is not necessarily true for chapters
>> though, and definitely not true for the communities.
>> Ryan Kaldari
> not for/against the US legislation, that means? Or world-wide?

The US laws apply to lobbying internationally as well as in the US.

The WMF is allowed to lobby, but additional regulations apply when they do.

John Vandenberg

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