Open Rights Group

Type: Organization
Name: Open Rights Group
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 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 - 3 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Finally legal to rip music from CDs - just don't break DRM

By Jane McCallionPosted on 30 Jul 2014 at 13:04The House of Lords has finally made format shifting exempt from copyright law, allowing us to rip music from CDs to our PCs so long as we don't break DRM to do it.The new rules, which were first proposed ... [Published PC Pro - 21 hours ago]
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 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Porn Mad? Vast Majority Of Brits Refuse Government Filter

British broadband users are overwhelmingly rejecting the government’s recently introduced ‘porn filters’, with six out of seven choosing to opt out.Under the system , introduced at the beginning of the year, the country’s four biggest ISPs agreed to slap ... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 25 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 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 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 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 5 reports

‘Right to privacy breached’: Rights group vows to take UK govt to court over DRIP law

16:39RIA Novosti / Iliya PitalevEmergency legislation on data retention and investigatory powers rushed through the UK parliament breach the right to privacy enshrined in human rights law, claim activists pursuing court action against the British gov ... [Published Russia Today - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 19 reports

‘Emergency’ Communications Monitoring Law to be Rushed Through

The UK government isset to rush through a new law designed to allow enforcement and intelligenceagencies to continue to access phone and internet data in order to investigatecrime.The Data Retention andInvestigation Powers Bill is being backed by all ... [Published One Stop Click - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 5 reports

Prime Minister rushes out emergency Internet and phone surveillance powers to fight ‘criminals and terrorists’

Prime Minister David Cameron has moved to rapidly implement emergency powers covering communications surveillance by police and security services that have been compared by critics to a snoopers charter.Related: Tech companies call for global government ... [Published ITProPortal.com - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 6 reports

One in Five Websites Blocked in the UK

One in five websites are being blocked in the UK by Internet service providers in an attempt to protect children from mature content, according to a study by the Open Rights Group . However, over-blocking is affecting businesses, bloggers and regular ... [Published HOTforSecurity - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 5 reports

UK's Web Filters Blocking Nearly One-Fifth Of The World's Most Popular Websites

Remember UK Prime Minister David Cameron's China Lite® web blockade , the one that was set up to keep British children from stumbling across Internet Pornography™ and other assorted subjectively objectionable material? While being ostensibly "for ... [Published Techdirt - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 16 reports

Filters Are Blocking 20% Of Most-Popular Websites

Nearly one in five of the most visited sites on the internet are being blocked by the adult content filters installed on Britain's broadband and mobile networks. A Porsche car dealership, two feminist websites,a blog on the Syrian War and the Guido Fawkes ... [Published Media Post - Jul 03 2014]

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Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe, a conservative member of the House of Lords, explained the update to her peers, and countered concerns over copyright. "I am aware that some parties remain concerned about the scope of the change proposed and its impact on creators' livelihoods" she said
However, there was only a partial roll-out at that time, allowing "disabled people and disability groups [to] make accessible copies of copyright material (eg music, film, books) when no commercial alternative exists"
...It showed the number one company the importance of connecting with culture," West said . He also had some views on Instagram. "I said to [Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom], why don't you let us redo Instagram?” Wonder if West works in Java or HTML5?"

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The UK legalises CD ripping, in some circumstances [Published V3.co.uk - 3 hours ago]
Right to be forgotten can’t work, UK Lords argue [Published GigaOM - 17 hours ago]
Finally legal to rip music from CDs - just don'... [Published PC Pro - 21 hours ago]
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]
Department of Dirty will help Cameron depornify... [Published Boing Boing - Jul 23 2014]
Majority of UK web users haven't turned on ISP'... [Published TheInquirer.net - Jul 23 2014]
How to report website overblocking and miscateg... [Published PC Pro - Jul 23 2014]
Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom [Published TechDigest - Jul 23 2014]
Ofcom Reports On Successful Implementation Of P... [Published TechWeekEurope UK - Jul 22 2014]
Members of UK Parliament call for judicial revi... [Published ARN - Jul 22 2014]
U.K. Finalizes Fast-Track Data Retention Legisl... [Published Bureau of National Affairs - Jul 21 2014]
Don’t forget the UK rushed through the DRIP sno... [Published KitGuru.net - Jul 21 2014]
In Depth: The Music Copyright Act: why can't we... [Published TechRadar.com - Jul 19 2014]
UK Government Faces Lawsuit Over Emergency Surv... [Published Slashdot - Jul 19 2014]
As Feared, UK Data Retention Act Passed In Reco... [Published Techdirt - Jul 18 2014]
DRIP 2014: A Conspiracy Theory [Published SCL.org - Jul 18 2014]
‘Right to privacy breached’: Rights group vows ... [Published Russia Today - Jul 18 2014]
Open Rights Group Plots Lawsuit Over DRIP [Published Eweek Europe - Jul 18 2014]
Open Rights Group attempts to block Drip legisl... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 18 2014]
Will Drip law make UK citizens' data more attra... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 18 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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