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Victory: format shifting and parody clear last hurdle

After nine years of campaigning, we have finally done it. The House of Lords yesterday cleared the last hurdle for parody and private copies to be legal under copyright law in the UK. Several new limitations to update copyright were agreed in June, but private copying, often called format shifting, and parody were held back, creating fears that they might be dropped.


Ofcom report shows consumers don't want filters

Ofcom has just published a report that shows that some 60% of households are actively switching off filters despite the best efforts of companies. ISPs that aren’t pushing filters are reporting even lower stats, with well over 90% declining filters. Ofcom’s report on Network Level Filtering Measures was based on survey questionnaires sent to the big four ISPs: BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.


Open Data and Privacy Primer

An introduction to the key issues, risks and regulatory frameworks around Open Data and Privacy. Prepared for the ODP workshop, June 2014.


Parliamentary and policy update 25 July 2014

This is ORG's Parliamentary Update for the week beginning 21/7/2014 If you are reading this online, you can also subscribe to the email version.