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Wikimedia introduces paid version of Wikipedia for Big Tech

Wikipedia is funded largely by donations from its users and has been free to everyone since its launch in 2001. But WikiMedia Foundation, which administers the online encyclopedia, announced via an article in Wired that it is launching a paid API service for large-scale for-profit users. Big tech companies like Google, Apple and Amazon have been using Wikipedia extensively as a source of information. Responses to queries on Google Search and questions to Amazon's Alexa are often sourced from Wikipedia, and are available for free to these companies just like they are to any other user on the internet. Wikimedia is trying to change this with Wikimedia Enterprise, which will launch later in 2021. Wikimedia Enterprise provides APIs for large scale content reuse, to pull content from Wikipedia more conveniently, efficiently, and securely. Previously, big companies had dedicated teams to…

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