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*Open Rights Group Newsletter*

Free ORGCon2014 tickets & three big successes

There are lots of reasons to join ORG. You can read below about our  
amazing successes: legal interventions achieving protections for  
transparency and mistakes. We've raised money to take the Error 451  
project forward and Parliament brought format shifting and parody into  

But right now there's one excellent bonus reason to give us your  
support: A free ticket for ORGCon2014 to see Cory Doctorow and others  
give inspirational talks.

JOIN HERE: www.openrightsgroup.org/join

ORGCon is our annual conference for the digital rights community and a  
  great opportunity to see some of the legends of digital rights  
speak. Plus we have have a plethora of expert presenters from across  
the broad range of online rights interests - journalists, businesses,  
hackers, academics politicians, lawyers, activists!

Take a look at some of the interesting sessions at ORGCon2014:

You can see all this for FREE if you join ORG today:

(Details on your free ticket are in your welcome email. Alternatively  
buy your ticket here. https://orgcon.openrightsgroup.org/2014/tickets)

*Success 1:
Error 451 project makes court orders public*

We would like to say a big thank you to all those who donated in  
response to our request to help us obtain and transcribe court orders  
on blocked websites. We're delighted to say that thanks to you we  
exceeded our target, receiving over ?1,590.
Elizabeth, our Legal Director, recently went to the High Court and was  
able to collect 35 blocking orders ready to be transcribed. We're  
proud to be able to finally start work on the transcription and make  
this information public. The first 6 have now been put up on our Error  
451 site: http://www.451unavailable.org/

However, there are many physical pages of legalese that needs to be  
written up and made transparent.  If you have some legal experince and  
the time to help us transcribe the orders we would be very grateful.   
It's a big task, but with a Wikipedia-style team of volunteers we can  
make web blocking open.

If you are able to offer some time please get in touch by emailing  
volunteer w openrightsgroup.org.

*Success 2:
Format shifting and parody legal at last*
On 1 October 2014, new rules for personal copying, parody, and  
quotation came into force in the UK.

This was a major victory for ORG after seven years of campaigning for  
these reforms. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!

The first new exception for 'personal copying' means you can now  
backup your music collection, or even format shift it, (eg. turning  
CDs into MP3s) so long as it's for your personal use. Breaking DRM,  
the anti-copying technology often built into DVDs and other media, is  
still unlawful. However, the legislation does allow you to apply to  
the Secretary of State if you want to remove the Digital Rights  
Management (DRM) access controls.

The law also includes a parody exception, which means you can use  
copyright material in order to create a spoof, pastiche or parody.
It's a brilliant win which means that comedy and criticial pastiche  
are at last protected. You can read more details about the new law  

*Success 3:
ORG's safeguards accepted in website blocking case*

ORG's intervention had a significant impact on a landmark case about  
internet trade mark infringement that was handed down 2 weeks ago by  
the High Court in London.

The court decided that it could orders ISPs (Internet Service  
Providers) to block specific websites selling fake goods.
However, Mr Justice Arnold adopted the key ORG submission that such  
orders should always contain safeguards against abuse.
He also adopted ORG's proposals that information on the blocking  
should be included on landing pages and there should be "sunset  
clauses" as safeguards against abuse. He thanked ORG for its "brief,  
moderate and helpful" written submissions. We're very pleased to be  
taking on this kind of work, and making an important impact on web  
blocking transparency.

David Allen Green, lawyer at Preiskel & Co LLP, who acted for ORG pro  
bono said that "We hope that this intervention will go some way to  
help ensure that future claimants cannot use blocking orders to  
restrict legitimate activity or free speech."

The case was covered in the Guardian and Bloomberg, and you can read  
more details about it in our blog.


Surveillance is a key issue for ORG and that's why we're asking you  
bring a friend to see CITIZENFOUR, the new film about Edward Snowden  
by Director Laura Poitras.

You can find where the film is showing near you at:  

In January 2013, Laura Poitras was several years into the making of a  
film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she  
started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as  
"citizen four". This whistleblower was ready to expose covert  
surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies.

In June 2013, Laura and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for  
the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward  
Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from  
this series of tense encounters is absolutely unique in the history of  
cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before  
our eyes.


*Quick Fire News*

As part of the 2014 Privacy and Security Inquiry, the ISC  
(Intelligence and Security Commitee) called witnesses to give  
statements on Tuesday and Wednesday. Among the witnesses called was  
Jim Killock, ORG's Executive Director, who spoke about how security  
services are undermining security for all through introducing  
backdoors, and the need for stronger oversight.

ORG Co-founder and Advisory Council member Cory Doctorow gave talks to  
ORG's local groups in Sheffield and Manchester this month. The  
Manchester group hosted at Waterstones as part of the literary  
festival and had great attendance, with book signings and lots of  
questions. You can get involved with your local ORG Group and put on  
events like this.

ORG has applied to intervene in the case brought by MPs Tom Watson and  
David David against the Government on the Data Retention and  
Investigatory Powers Act. The Government rushed the Act through  
Parliament earlier this year.

On 4 October, twenty people got together for ORG's digital-rights  
hack-day at Mozilla's community space in Covent Garden. Find out what  
happened and how you can help take the projects we started further.

*ORG out and about*

Freeing the Internet: How hard can it be? Thursday, November 6, 2014  
6:30 PM Join ORG Manchester and Open Data Manchester for a talk on the  
evolution of the internet from Wendy M. Grossman - an award-winning  
journalist wars between cyberspace and real life for 20 years
MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester

*Practical Privacy Tools for Everyone; Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7:00 PM*
Bring your laptops, phones and other devices. ORG Sheffield will help  
you to install and understand tools you can use to maintain your  
privacy online.
Access Space Unit 1, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney Street, Sheffield S1  
4RG, Sheffield

15th - 16th November, 10:00 AM -5:30 PM
ORG's annual conference is a brilliant place to meet other ORG  
supporters and to hear from incredible speakers on digital rights  
15th: Franklin, Wilkins Building, King's College London, Waterloo
16th: The Foundry, Oval

*Open Source and the Cloud for Business 18th November, 14:00*
ORG supporters from Brighton are organising and attending an event on  
Open Source and the Cloud for businesses and the public sector.
Sussex County Cricket Club, Hove, BN3 3AN

*Join ORG today!*

Join today and help us do even more to fight to protect fundamental  
rights like privacy and free speech.

YOU are what makes our work possible. Without support from donations  
we wouldn't be able to do any of the above work.


Thank you for your support of digital rights!

Best wishes,

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