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Ian Poirier, Legal Contractor (Legal and Community Advocacy Department)
Ian Poirier
Legal Contractor, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

I am interested in the intersection of law and technology, skiing, exploring new places, and the constant acquisition of dangerous and expensive hobbies.

My work

I was a member of the Wikimedia Foundation's legal team from November 2012 until March 2013. I worked on a wide variety of legal issues, ranging from contract drafting to policy review. You can find my personal account at User:poiyay.

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 the the Foundation goals. You can read more about our initiatives here and here.

Although I worked for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account do not necessarily represent the actions or views of the Foundation unless expressly stated otherwise. For example, edits to articles or uploads of other media are done in my individual, personal capacity unless otherwise stated. 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

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