[Foundation-l] Blackout at Italian Wikipedia

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 13:25:22 UTC 2011

Thomas Goldammer, 05/10/2011 09:21:
> 2011/10/5 Samuel Klein<meta.sj at gmail.com>:
>> CLPI has a good practical summary of the law in this area:
>>   http://www.clpi.org/the-law/faq
> interesting:
> Q. If a charity incorporated in this country has an Australian (for
> example) affiliate that lobbies (according to United States
> definitions of lobbying) and the affiliate shows up on the IRS 990
> Form would its lobbying expenditures count against expenditure limits
> in this country?
> A. Yes, the affiliate's lobbying expenditures would count against the
> expenditure limits of the charity incorporated in this country.
> Do WMF chapters count as affiliates?

No. At least, we all try hard for them not to and we usually think me 

> (Does "charity" mean a 501(c)(3) thing?)

Yes, although there is some confusion if I remember correctly (browse 
the archives, we're off topic here :-p).


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