User:Slaporte (WMF)

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Stephen LaPorte
Legal Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation
Stephen LaPorte

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, and I am a member of the San Francisco bay area Wikipedian community.

My work

I work on trademarks, contracts, and 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.
I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, and edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation. 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

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  • E-mail:
  • Telephone: +1 (415) 839-6885
  • Address: 149 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105