Open Rights Group

Type: Organization
Name: Open Rights Group
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Can't touch this: PM announces age rating plan for explicit music videos

15:58Image grab taken from YouTube videoOnline music videos could be given age ratings to help protect children from inappropriate content, David Cameron has said.In line with the plan,online music videos will carry an age rating from October toprotect ... [Published Russia Today - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

DRIP: why the surveillance bill is bad news

The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill was rushed through parliament as an emergency act in July, but it’s raised huge questions of the government’s methods and motives. Here we look at what the bill is and why its such an issue.The government ... [Published PC Advisor - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

How Tim Wu can shuffle the deck

Open Rights Group/Open Rights Group Who? Wu.Law professor Zephyr Teachout is challenging Gov. Cuomo in next month’s Democratic primary as a crusader against endemic corruption in state government.But it’s her running mate, fellow law professor Tim Wu, ... [Published New York Daily News - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Use iTunes? You're a FILTHY CRIMINAL

Ripping your beloved Jason Mraz CD to iTunes so you can play it on your iPhone will soon be legal after the UK government confirmed plans to ditch outdated copyright laws. It is currently illegal to rip a CD to put music onto an MP3 player, despite the ... [Published Expert Reviews - Aug 01 2014]
Entities: iTunes, Illegal, Criminal
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Defending your digital rights? Then you're a Nazi, says the Open Rights Group

The Essential Guide to IT TransformationComment Are you a dad whose photo of his children is being distributed by paedophiles? Or just a photographer or musician whose work is being shared by scammers for profit without your permission? Well, you’d better ... [Published The Register - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

The UK legalises CD ripping, in some circumstances

The UK has adopted legislation that provides the right to format shift, or rip hardcopy media such as music CDs, for private use.The loosening of the rules, which was first mooted in 2006, has won the backing of organisations including the Open Rights ... [Published V3.co.uk - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Media format shifting legalised in the UK, but don't touch the DRM

The House of Lords has exempted format shifting from copyright laws. This finally legalises hardcopy media ripping for private use after many years of campaigning from groups including the Open Rights Group and DigitalEurope.We reported on progress back ... [Published Hexus - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Problems accessing sector websites

Transparency campaigners the Open Rights Group has found that at least 54 registered charities in Scotland have websites which are blocked by one or more of the main UK Internet Service Providers.Third Force News coverage.Share this:Your views and additions ... [Published Voluntary News - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

Study shows many Brits opting out of ISP filters | VentureBeat | Business

Only a small percentage of ISP customers in the U.K. choose to opt into family friendly content filtering with their subscription, according to a study[1] the U.K.’s Office of Communications published yesterday.This research comes less than a month after ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

‘Department of Dirty’ parody mocks Porn Filters

The Open Rights Group has launched a new campaign of mockery aimed squarely at David Cameron’s porn filters, with a video promoting its “Department of Dirty.” In the fictional – but not far off – world portrayed, accessing anything remotely sounding like ... [Published KitGuru.net - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 3 reports

UK broadband users overwhelmingly reject porn filters

17:57Reuters / Mohamad TorokmanBritish internet users are rejecting “pornography filters” spearheaded by Prime Minister David Cameron last year.The industry watchdogOfcom found that fewer than one in seven householdsuse the filters, which come automatically ... [Published Russia Today - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

How to report website overblocking and miscategorisation to ISPs

By Nicole KobiePosted on 23 Jul 2014 at 11:04An Ofcom report has revealed that ISPs’ parental control filters are not leading to a rash of complaints about websites being "miscategorised" or blocked unfairly.Jump to: Last year, the government pushed ISPs ... [Published PC Pro - Jul 23 2014]

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"We can now run apps on peoples mobile devices, allow them to form long-term trusted relationships based on a purely voluntary bases … allowing the consumer to control his own data" , says Deekins
"The exception is limited to personal use of lawfully obtained originals, and does not allow any sharing of the works, including with close family members" explained Javier Ruiz Diaz, policy director at the digitaldigital rights group

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​‘Addictive’: Majority of UK youngsters believe... [Published Russia Today - 9 hours ago]
Can't touch this: PM announces age rating plan ... [Published Russia Today - Aug 18 2014]
DRIP: why the surveillance bill is bad news [Published PC Advisor - Aug 14 2014]
How Tim Wu can shuffle the deck [Published New York Daily News - Aug 13 2014]
Emergency UK data retention laws come into force [Published Lexology - Aug 08 2014]
Proxy server operator arrested by British copyr... [Published NetworkWorld - Aug 07 2014]
Digitalsocial.eu redesign - Get on the Map! [Published NESTA - Aug 06 2014]
‘Right to be forgotten’ doesn’t exist [Published Gulf News - Aug 05 2014]
How much is your untapped privacy 'goldmine' wo... [Published CNBC - Aug 04 2014]
Use iTunes? You're a FILTHY CRIMINAL [Published Expert Reviews - Aug 01 2014]
'Right to parody' campaigners win battle after ... [Published The Drum - Aug 01 2014]
Defending your digital rights? Then you're a Na... [Published The Register - Aug 01 2014]
UK finally makes it legal to copy music to your... [Published ZDNet - Aug 01 2014]
UK Adopts Private Copying Exception As Some Rig... [Published Intellectual Property Watch - Aug 01 2014]
How to tackle online crime without losing our a... [Published Wired.co.uk - Jul 31 2014]
Media format shifting legalised in the UK, but ... [Published Hexus - Jul 31 2014]
The UK legalises CD ripping, in some circumstances [Published V3.co.uk - Jul 31 2014]
Right to be forgotten can’t work, UK Lords argue [Published GigaOM - Jul 30 2014]
Finally legal to rip music from CDs - just don'... [Published PC Pro - Jul 30 2014]
Problems accessing sector websites [Published Voluntary News - Jul 29 2014]
Brits declining Web filters don’t love porn, th... [Published Digital Trends - Jul 26 2014]
Porn Mad? Vast Majority Of Brits Refuse Governm... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 25 2014]
News Roundup: Tweeting Women, the New Cookie an... [Published IDG Connect - Jul 25 2014]
DRIP displays British ‘intelligence’ in dealing... [Published Russia Today - Jul 24 2014]
‘Department of Dirty’ parody mocks Porn Filters [Published KitGuru.net - Jul 24 2014]
UK broadband users overwhelmingly reject porn f... [Published Russia Today - Jul 23 2014]
Study shows many Brits opting out of ISP filter... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
Study shows many Brits opting out of ISP filters [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Jul 23 2014]
Study shows many Brits opting out of ISP filters [Published Venturebeat - Jul 23 2014]
Study shows many Brits opting out of ISP filters [Published Venturebeat - Jul 23 2014]
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Study shows many Brits opting out of ISP filters [Published Venturebeat - Jul 23 2014]
Image Credit: Paul Mayne Only a small percentage of ISP customers in the U.K. choose to opt into family friendly content filtering with their subscription, according to a  study  the U.K.’s Office of Communications published yesterday. This research ...
Department of Dirty will help Cameron depornify... [Published Boing Boing - Jul 23 2014]
div class="video-container"> Pam writes, "Open Rights Group has produced a new satirical film to raise awareness of internet filters - a spoof campaign by the 'Department of Dirty'." Read the rest ...
As Feared, UK Data Retention Act Passed In Reco... [Published Techdirt - Jul 18 2014]
It was just a week ago that Techdirt warned about a new "Snooper's Charter" that would be rammed through the British Parliament in record time. As feared, that has happened, and the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill -- DRIP to its friends ...
Open Rights Group wants to sue UK government ov... [Published Boing Boing - Jul 18 2014]
Parliament has passed #DRIP, a sweeping, illegal surveillance bill that doubles down on the old surveillance law, which was struck down by the European Court for violating fundamental human rights. Read the rest ...
Drip, drip, drip; and the next thing you know, ... [Published Crooked Timber - Jul 14 2014]
UK CT readers, please read this Open Rights Group myth-buster on the surveillance legislation the three main parties have stitched up behind closed doors, and plan to vote through as an emergency tomorrow. Is your MP planning to vote for it? If they ...
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