This page describes the Wikimedia movement's advocacy agenda.
- The Public Policy Advisory Group (publicpolicylists.wikimedia.org) is an open discussion list about international policy and legal issues, and Wikimedia's role in such issues.
- The EU policy initiative aims to promote free knowledge in Europe.
Advocacy discussions and activity
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Below is a list of Wikimedia community advocacy discussions, actions, and decisions. The list is non-comprehensive, but we encourage anyone aware of an advocacy-related discussion, consultation, or RFC to add to the list.
|Action||Dates||Discussions and links||Decision/Action|
|FairCopyrightOz: In support of Fair Use copyright exception for Australia||May-July, 2017||Talkpage, en.wp consensus.||Geolocalised banners, press, petition. No gov't action.|
|U.S. Copyright office workshop on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization||May 20, 2014||Wikimedia DC draft comment||Submitted comment|
|European Commission copyright consultation||December 14, 2013 - January 27, 2014||Full set of questions||Open|
|Joining the Edicts of Governments Petition (USA)||May 2013 - (no close date proposed)||Requests for comment/Support for US copyright amendment (edicts)||Open|
|Proposed amendment to intellectual property law (Ukraine)||January 10, 2014||Letter from Wikimedia UA, Draft blog post||Blog finalized and posted.|
|"The Day We Fight Back" protests against mass surveillance||February 14, 2014||Proposal on Jimmy's talk page, planning on English Wikipedia||Date passed; no action.|
|Blog post on the public domain, for Copyright Week||January 14, 2014||Draft blog post||Blog finalized and posted.|
|Amendment for Industrial Property Law, Federal Law on Copyright and the Federal Penal Code, signed by Aurora Denisse Ugalde Alegría and Héctor Humberto Gutiérrez, of Institutional Revolutionary Party’s (PRI) Parliamentary Group (Mexico)||December 9, 2013||Wikimedia Mexico's position||Open letter sent to legislators|
|Opposing life + 70 copyright term under the Trans Pacific Partnership||December 9, 2013||discussed with the Advocacy Advisory Group||Wikimedia Foundation joined a letter to TPP negotiators|
|Opposing the Roskomnadzor's decision to blacklist Russian Wikipedia (Russia)||July 2013||О возможной забастовке Википедии против Антипиратского закона
Russian Wikipedia's list of blocked sites
|Opposing PRISM (USA)||June 2013 - July 2013||Talk:PRISM||Limited support for international opposition to government surveillance.|
|Opposing Taiwanese SOPA-like bill (Taiwan)||May 2013||ZH Wikipedia discussion (bad link?)
Wikimedia TW blog
|Bill withdrawn after Wikimedia Taiwan's opposition|
|Opposing CISPA (USA)||April 18, 2013 (proposed) - April 21, 2013 (closed)||English Wikipedia RFC||No action|
|Opposing Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Philippines)||September 2012 - November 2012||Discussion on TL Wikipedia
Proposed TL Wikipedia banner
Discussion on EN Wikipedia
|Blackout discussion suspended pending court decision|
|Opposing ACTA (International)||July 2012||Comunicado de prensa acerca de la firma de ACTA en México||Statement published|
|Opposing Federal Law № 139-FZ of July 28, 2012 (Russia)||July 2012||Wikinews coverage of protest||RU Wikipedia blackout|
|Joining the Internet Defense League (International)||June 28, 2012 (proposed) - July 3, 2012 (closed)||Internet Defense League RFC||WMF should take no action|
|Opposing SOPA (USA)||January 2012||Detailed information on Meta||EN Wikipedia blackout|
|Opposing Italian defamation law (Italy)||June 2011||Detailed information on Meta||IT Wikipedia blackout|
For background, you might read:
- The strategic planning task force on Advocacy
- The outcome of the task force on Advocacy
- The description of the Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout
- The discussions on project-wide protests
- Italian Wikipedia blackout