Thanks Maria The EN community continues to discuss the possibility of posting a banner targeted to those in Europe in an effort to raise awareness. Still a lot of work to do and further community support required for this to move forwards.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Proposals_for_wording_of_a_neutral_banner James On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 3:03 PM María Sefidari <msefid...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates > Wikipedia, the world’s largest online repository of free knowledge, believe > that the European Union’s proposed copyright directive is a threat to > essential human freedoms. If passed, it would limit free expression, and > cause serious harm to collaboration and diversity online. > > Over the last few months, the Wikimedia Foundation has been watching > developments around new proposed copyright laws in Europe very closely. > > On June 20, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament voted to > support proposed copyright laws that, if enacted, will significantly limit > the openness of the internet, diminishing the ability of people around the > globe to access knowledge, while stifling innovation and imposing what we > believe will be unreasonable costs on new or smaller websites. We expressed > our opposition to these proposals at the time, and the Wikimedia Foundation > -- along with many in the Wikimedia movement—advocated against them. We now > do so again as we approach July 5th, which will be another critical moment > in the legislative process as the issue comes up for a vote once again. > > The Wikimedia Foundation and its projects exist to harness the power of a > free and open web to make knowledge more accessible for everyone. Our > mission to create a world where everyone can share in the sum of human > knowledge requires a web in which all people can freely collaborate to > create and access knowledge. > > This flawed EU copyright proposal contradicts that vision. > > Instead of truly modernizing copyright for Europe and promoting everyone's > participation in information society, the proposal threatens freedom online > and creates new obstacles to access by imposing new barriers, filters, and > restrictions. > > We are committed to remaining a strong advocate and partner for enabling > society’s ability to share and curate knowledge in free and open spaces. > > Now is the time to stand up for the free and open internet. > > Today we, as Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, *unanimously and > strongly*, urge the European Parliament and Council *to oppose* the > proposed directive in its current version and stand on the side of the > people in Europe. Please read the Wikimedia Foundation's statement on EU > copyright reform > < > https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/06/29/eu-copyright-proposal-will-hurt-web-wikipedia/ > > > and take action at Changecopyright.org <https://changecopyright.org/>. > > On behalf of the Board, > > María Sefidari > Vice Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- James Heilman MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>