Since joining Open Rights Group in January 2009, Jim has led campaigns against three strikes and the Digital Economy Act, the company Phorm and its plans to snoop on UK users, and against pervasive government Internet surveillance. He is working on data protection and privacy issues, as well as helping ORG to grow in size and breadth. He was named as one of the 50 most influential people on IP issues by Managing IP in 2012. In the same year ORG won Liberty's Human Rights Campaigner of Year award alongside 38 Degrees, for work on issues from copyright to the Snooper’s Charter.
Since 2009, ORG has doubled its supporter base, budget and workload, and held its first two activist Conferences, ORGCon.
Jim is a trustee of FreeUKGen, the volunteer project to digitise genealogical records, and sits on the Governance Board of CREATe, the UK's research centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy.
Before joining ORG, Jim worked as External Communications Co-ordinator of the Green Party. At the Green Party, he promoted campaigns on open source, intellectual property, digital rights and campaigned against the arms and espionage technologist Lockheed Martin's bid for the UK Census. Lockheed Martin have since been prevented from handling UK Census data as part of their contract. He was also a leading figure in the campaign to elect their first party leader, Caroline Lucas MP. He has a blog at http://jim.killock.org.uk/ (For press photos, see here)
Peter joined ORG in January 2011, initially working on copyright reform. Before this he worked at the think tank Demos for four years, where he focused primarily on technology policy and the relationship between technology and society. He is the author of a number of Demos publications including Private Lives: A People's Inquiry into Personal Information, Edgeless University, and Video Republic. He co-founded the music project Hometaping in 2009. You can follow Peter on Twitter @peterbradwell
Javier joined ORG after working for Unite, organising migrant workers for the living wage campaign. Involved at the inception of open access reporting website Indymedia UK in 1999, he has since been active as a journalist, campaigner and radio documentary producer, tirelessly promoting communication tools for social movements. At the World Social Forum in Brazil he co-ordinated open hardware and software projects to provide instantaneous interpretation of the event to over a 100,000 participants. His other interests include applying open source innovation models to the development of renewable energy technologies and open hardware in general.
Simon runs ORG's office, including finance and supporter management. With a background in financial services and financial PR, Simon has previously worked for Consumers' Association as a campaigning journalist writing in Which? magazine, and as a website editor for a new online investment service. In the past he has campaigned for gay equality, and recently volunteered with the Campaign for Better Transport.
An internet user since the days of Usenet NNTP-downloads over metered modem connections. Lee has worked in internet-related postions for more than a decade, over diverse range of industries, from music to finance. In addition to his work with ORG, Lee also works with public-sector and non-profit organisations on web projects.
Ruth joined ORG as a member of staff after managing its online magazine, ORGzine for several months – doubling its following and introducing a new range of articles. Since graduating from her degree in English Literature she has worked in a number of marketing and communications roles at various charities, before settling into her passion for human rights. In her spare time she writes freelance articles on feminism.