Wiki* milestones and mania

Photo by Bernard Gagnon / CC BY-SA ReadWriteWeb* writes that English Wikipedia just passed the 3 million article mark. While this is a great accomplishment that will surely be widely reported, RWW correctly highlights that “Wikipedia” is much more than the English site: The family of sites as a whole has more than 13 million … Read More “Wiki* milestones and mania”

Wiki-Conference NYC 2009

In New York this weekend? Head on over to NYC for the 1st Wiki-Conference.  Here are the details: The 1st Wiki-Conference New York will be held over the weekend of July 25-26 2009 at New York University, and hosted by Free Culture @ NYU and Wikimedia New York City. The location for the conference is … Read More “Wiki-Conference NYC 2009”

UK National Portrait Gallery threatens Wikipedia user over public domain images

Museums, archives, and cultural institutions have been forced to re-examine their relationship with the digital presentation of public domain works in their collections. This has brought the issue of “copyfraud” to the forefront. Recently, the UK’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) threatened legal action under UK law against a Wikipedia user for, among other things, copyright … Read More “UK National Portrait Gallery threatens Wikipedia user over public domain images”