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FLOSS Weekly 192: Open Rights Group
FLOSS Weekly 192: Open Rights Group
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ORG Birmingham
ORG Birmingham
Published: 2017/05/08
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The UK Government wants to Create a new Internet
The UK Government wants to Create a new Internet
Published: 2017/05/30
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Help Open Rights Group challenge the Investigatory Powers Bill
Help Open Rights Group challenge the Investigatory Powers Bill
Published: 2015/12/09
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Open Rights Group
Open Rights Group
Published: 2016/01/22
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Open Rights Group - All Seeing Eye
Open Rights Group - All Seeing Eye
Published: 2009/05/02
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Published: 2008/09/03
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Open Rights Group
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Open Rights Group
Open Rights Group
Published: 2010/04/17
Channel: Eric Joyce
Digital Economy Bill - Age Verification
Digital Economy Bill - Age Verification
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: OpenRightsGroup
London Terrorist Attack
London Terrorist Attack
Published: 2017/06/07
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Becky Hogge on the Open Rights Group
Becky Hogge on the Open Rights Group
Published: 2012/11/26
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Video for Open Rights Group
Video for Open Rights Group
Published: 2013/11/14
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Human Rights under Brexit - Quiz Your MP -  Leeds Open Rights Group
Human Rights under Brexit - Quiz Your MP - Leeds Open Rights Group
Published: 2017/06/02
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Open Rights Group: Crime & Courts Bill
Open Rights Group: Crime & Courts Bill
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: Carl Homer
Ben Hammersley on the Open Rights Group
Ben Hammersley on the Open Rights Group
Published: 2012/11/21
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Government IT gone wrong: Public Administration Select Committee
Government IT gone wrong: Public Administration Select Committee
Published: 2011/03/15
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Don't Spy on Us, Ruth Coustick Deal - Open Rights Group (Wuthering Bytes 2014)
Published: 2015/05/28
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Gaiman on Copyright Piracy and the Web
Gaiman on Copyright Piracy and the Web
Published: 2011/02/03
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Jim Killock (Open Rights Group) at Netroots North West 2012
Jim Killock (Open Rights Group) at Netroots North West 2012
Published: 2012/02/24
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Marietje Schaake - Digital Arms Trade Open Rights Group (08-07-2013)
Marietje Schaake - Digital Arms Trade Open Rights Group (08-07-2013)
Published: 2015/04/01
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OpenTech 2011
OpenTech 2011
Published: 2011/05/25
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Peter Bradwell from Open Rights Group.MOV
Peter Bradwell from Open Rights Group.MOV
Published: 2012/01/23
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Classified - Trailer
Classified - Trailer
Published: 2014/06/05
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Rights group denounce UK
Rights group denounce UK's snooping legislation
Published: 2016/11/19
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Nick Pickles on Open Rights Group digital surveillance report
Nick Pickles on Open Rights Group digital surveillance report
Published: 2013/05/09
Channel: Charlotte Henry
Election Hustings 2017: Leeds Central (Open Rights Group)
Election Hustings 2017: Leeds Central (Open Rights Group)
Published: 2017/06/04
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Snoopers Charter - Very public toilet
Snoopers Charter - Very public toilet
Published: 2016/06/06
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Open Rights Group Manchester : A question on surveillance during the 2015 general election hustings
Open Rights Group Manchester : A question on surveillance during the 2015 general election hustings
Published: 2015/11/29
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John Buckman: ORG Con North 2013
John Buckman: ORG Con North 2013
Published: 2013/04/11
Channel: OpenRightsGroup
Technolotics: Interview with Suw Charman of The Open Rights Group
Technolotics: Interview with Suw Charman of The Open Rights Group
Published: 2011/04/23
Channel: Gareth Stack
Heather Brooke and the Silent State
Heather Brooke and the Silent State
Published: 2010/04/21
Channel: OpenRightsGroup
The Problem with PRISM - the dangers of mass surveillance
The Problem with PRISM - the dangers of mass surveillance
Published: 2013/08/01
Channel: OpenRightsGroup
¿Qué te llevás de ABRE LATAM? - Javier Ruiz - Open Rights Group
¿Qué te llevás de ABRE LATAM? - Javier Ruiz - Open Rights Group
Published: 2013/09/03
Channel: ABRE LATAM
Digital Economy Act: Take action
Digital Economy Act: Take action
Published: 2010/04/14
Channel: OpenRightsGroup
Glyn Wintle of the Open Rights Group at Mashed08
Glyn Wintle of the Open Rights Group at Mashed08
Published: 2008/06/21
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Peter Bradwell - Open Rights Group
Peter Bradwell - Open Rights Group
Published: 2012/02/01
Channel: SitraFund
European digital rights - Manchester Part 1
European digital rights - Manchester Part 1
Published: 2014/05/19
Channel: OpenRightsGroup
Cory Doctorow: What is ORGCon?
Cory Doctorow: What is ORGCon?
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: OpenRightsGroup
Digital Economy Bill - Copyright infringement
Digital Economy Bill - Copyright infringement
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: OpenRightsGroup
Cory Doctorow ORG keynote
Cory Doctorow ORG keynote
Published: 2012/11/25
Channel: Alias Cummins
Digital Economy Bill - Data Sharing
Digital Economy Bill - Data Sharing
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: OpenRightsGroup
CLASSIFIED: How Parliament is failing to protect your privacy
CLASSIFIED: How Parliament is failing to protect your privacy
Published: 2014/06/05
Channel: OpenRightsGroup
UKNOF25 - Communications Data Bill Consultation
UKNOF25 - Communications Data Bill Consultation
Published: 2013/05/30
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Digital Surveillance and the Snoopers
Digital Surveillance and the Snoopers' Charter report
Published: 2013/04/24
Channel: OpenRightsGroup
Digital Censorship, Surveillance and Copyright and the Implications for Campaigners
Digital Censorship, Surveillance and Copyright and the Implications for Campaigners
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Open Rights Group
Openrightsgroup.gif
Abbreviation ORG
Formation 2005, UK
Type Non-profit organisation
Purpose Law, Advocacy, Digital Rights
Headquarters London, England
Location
  • United Kingdom
Staff
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Website openrightsgroup.org

The Open Rights Group (ORG) is a UK-based organisation that works to preserve digital rights and freedoms by campaigning on digital rights issues and by fostering a community of grassroots activists. It campaigns on numerous issues including mass surveillance, internet filtering and censorship, and intellectual property rights.

History[edit]

Open Rights Group poster

The organisation was started by Danny O'Brien, Cory Doctorow, Ian Brown, Rufus Pollock, James Cronin, Stefan Magdalinski, Louise Ferguson and Suw Charman after a panel discussion at Open Tech 2005.[1] O'Brien created a pledge on PledgeBank, placed on 23 July 2005, with a deadline of 25 December 2005: "I will create a standing order of 5 pounds per month to support an organisation that will campaign for digital rights in the UK but only if 1,000 other people will too." The pledge reached 1000 people on 29 November 2005.[2][3] The Open Rights Group was launched at a "sell-out" meeting in Soho, London.[4][5]

Work[edit]

The group has made submissions to the All Party Internet Group (APIG) inquiry into digital rights management[6][7] and the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property.[8][9]

The group was honoured in the 2008 Privacy International Big Brother Awards alongside No2ID, Liberty, Genewatch UK and others, as a recognition of their efforts to keep state and corporate mass surveillance at bay.[10]

In 2010 the group worked with 38 Degrees[11] to oppose the introduction of the Digital Economy Act, which was passed in April 2010.[12]

Goals[edit]

  • To collaborate with other digital rights and related organisations.
  • To nurture a community of campaigning volunteers, from grassroots activists to technical and legal experts.
  • To preserve and extend traditional civil liberties in the digital world.
  • To provide a media clearinghouse, connecting journalists with experts and activists.
  • To raise awareness in the media of digital rights abuses.

Areas of interest[edit]

Cory Doctorow talks at ORGCon 2012 about the UK Government’s Communications Data Bill 2012

The organisation, though focused on the impact of digital technology on the liberty of UK citizens, operates with an apparently wide range of interests within that category. Its interests include:[13][14]

Access to knowledge[edit]

Free speech and censorship[edit]

Government and democracy[edit]

Privacy, surveillance and censorship[edit]

Structure[edit]

ORG has a paid staff,[15] whose members include:

  • Jim Killock (Executive Director)
  • Javier Ruiz Diaz (Campaigner)

Former staff include Suw Charman-Anderson and Becky Hogge, both Executive Directors, e-voting coordinator Jason Kitcat, campaigner Peter Bradwell, grassroots campaigner Katie Sutton and administrator Katerina Maniadaki.[16] The group's patron is Neil Gaiman.[17] As of February 2011 they have 22,000 supporters of which 1,400 are paying contributors[18]

Advisory council and board of directors[edit]

In addition to staff members and volunteers, there is an advisory panel of over thirty members, and a Board of Directors, which oversees the group's work, staff, fundraising and policy.[19] The current board members are:

In January 2015, the Open Rights Group announced the formation of a Scottish Advisory Council which will be handling matters relating to Scottish digital rights and campaigns. The Advisory Council is made up of:

From the existing UK Advisory Council:

And from the Open Rights Group Board:

  • Milena Popova
  • Owen Blacker
  • Simon Phipps

One of the first projects is to raise awareness and opposition to the Scottish Identity Database.

ORGCON[edit]

ORGCON was the first ever conference dedicated to digital rights in the UK,[20] marketed as "a crash course in digital rights". It was held for the first time in 2010 at City University in London and included keynote talks from Cory Doctorow, politicians and similar pressure groups including Liberty, NO2ID and Big Brother Watch. ORGCON has since been held in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Open Tech 2005 schedule, 23 July 2005
  2. ^ www.pledgebank.com/rights, 23 July 2005 – 25 December 2005
  3. ^ Getting out more, Danny O'Brien's blog post floating the idea and advertising the pledge
  4. ^ ORG digital rights event update, Open Rights Group blog, 29 November 2005
  5. ^ Invitation to attend ‘Digital Rights in the UK: Your Rights, Your Issues’, Open Rights Group blog, 16 November 2005
  6. ^ MPs in digital downloads warning, BBC News Online, 4 June 2006
  7. ^ ORG submission to the APIG inquiry into DRM, Open Rights Group wiki, 3 January 2006
  8. ^ Chancellor announces intellectual property review, HM Treasury press release, 2 December 2005
  9. ^ ORG submission to the Gowers Review, Open Rights Group wiki, 30 May 2006
  10. ^ Big Brother Awards UK 2008, 12 December 2008
  11. ^ "Controversial UK anti-piracy law finally passed". BBC. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Controversial UK anti-piracy law finally passed". Telecoms Europe. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  13. ^ ORG issues and interests, Open Rights Group website, last visited 30 May 2008
  14. ^ Digital rights issues, Open Rights Group website, last visited 30 May 2008
  15. ^ "Open Rights Group Staff". Open Rights Group. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  16. ^ "Open Rights Group Former Staff". Open Rights Group. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  17. ^ "Open Rights Group Patron". Open Rights Group. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  18. ^ Hargreaves Review of IP and Growth "Open Rights Group", 22 February 2011
  19. ^ "Open Rights Group Board". Open Rights Group. Retrieved 4 Aug 2012. 
  20. ^ "ORGCon: London, July 24 – book now!". BoingBoing. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 

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