User:Slaporte (WMF)

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Stephen LaPorte
Legal Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation
Stephen LaPorte, Counsel (Legal and Community Advocacy Department)

About me

I am interested in copyright law/policy, bicycling, and open source projects.

As a volunteer, I am User:Slaporte. My home wikis are the English Wikipedia and Wikisource.

My work

I work on trademarks, contracts, and wide range of other legal issues.

For legal ethical reasons I (as well as the rest of the legal team) can only represent the Wikimedia Foundation and cannot be the attorney for the community or chapters, though the legal team often provides strong support to the community in many ways consistent with Wikimedia Foundation goals.
Disclaimer:
Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account do not necessarily represent the actions or views of the Foundation unless expressly stated otherwise. For example, edits to articles or uploads of other media are done in my individual, personal capacity unless otherwise stated. The legal team can only represent the Wikimedia Foundation on legal matters, so we are unable to give legal advice to others, including community members, editors, or contributors. Communications with members of the legal team are not consultations and do not create any confidential relationship.

Contact me

  • Meta talk page
  • E-mail: slaporte at wikimedia.org
  • Telephone: +1 (415) 839-6885
  • Address: 149 New Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105