I’ve lived in the UK for 9 years but the government wants to deport me

By Ally Crockford, former Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland I have lived in the UK for what will be 9 years in September. I studied for 5 of those years and worked for four. I completed a PhD, organised international conferences, published papers, spoke across the UK and internationally, and taught… read more »

The Freedom to Photograph must be upheld – letters to The Times

Last week there were two  letters to The Times newspaper on the issue of copyright reform and freedom of panorama. These were published on Friday 26 June. One was signed by Michael Maggs as Wikimedia UK Chair, the was signed by several organisations supporting the protection of freedom of panorama. The letters are published below. *****… read more »

Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU publishes copyright reform paper

The Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU (FKAGEU), of which Wikimedia UK is a member, has this week published a paper on copyright reform across the European Union. This is in response to the Report on the responses to the Public Consultation on the Review of the EU Copyright Rules and the draft white paper on a… read more »

Discussing the future of digital democracy

This post was written by Stevie Benton, Wikimedia UK’s Head of External Relations On Tuesday I was fortunate enough to attend a round table event hosted by the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy at the House of Commons. The opportunity came about as the result of the work that Wikimedia UK is doing with Demos… read more »