July 23, 2009 | Jim Killock

Welcome Podcasters!

Update: this meeting has been postponed. We will repromote with a new date in October. Sorry, folks!

Media Makers meeting

What? To plot activities for ORG Media Makers, particularly the zine. When? Saturday 26 September, 1500 - 1700 (followed by pub) Where? 7th floor, 100 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8AL, UK Pls RSVP to supporters at openrightsgroup dot org

UKPAORG

Hello and welcome to Open Rights Group (ORG). You're warmly invited to join our campaign for digital rights.

ORG has worked since 2005 to preserve and promote citizen and consumer rights in the digital age. We've caused real policy change in e-voting, copyright reform and privacy online. These remain as priority campaigns and we're now also involved in the fight against the database state and network discrimination.

The UK Podcasters Assocation (UKPA) was founded in 2006 to protect podcasters' rights and promote the culture of online media. It has been closely allied with ORG's past campaigns for online media makers.

As the shape and scale of online media has evolved, causing dramatic changes in how people create and consume media, the UKPA's chairman and trustees - considering that there is greater strength in numbers - have decided it makes good sense for savvy podcasters and media makers to join forces with ORG.

We want podcast producers and media makers in particular to take the lead in a new Media Makers Group, which will be driven by supporters' creative energies. This will add significantly to ORG as we produce a new web-zine as the focus for the UK digital rights community.

Please come to a meeting in September (details below) to discuss these changes, plot out the zine and plan further activities.

Please also connect to Open Rights through our mailing lists and social networks like Twitter and Facebook. You should also consider a regular donation - our core costs are funded entirely by our supporters, which means our voice really resonates with politicians and in industry, but also that we need all the support we can get!

Click for info on joining Open Rights Group. Click to join the brand new 'media makers' mailing list - please sign up, introduce yourself. Click to hear about simple but effective ways to campaign to support digital rights. Click for our main discussion list. Its medium to high traffic and covers all things digital and rights related. Click for the copyright discussion list, which is lower traffic and more focussed.

You should also have a poke around our volunteer-maintained wiki and newsblog.

Media Makers meeting

What? To plot activities for ORG Media Makers, particularly the zine. When? Saturday 26 September, 1500 - 1700 (followed by pub) Where? 7th floor, 100 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8AL, UK Pls RSVP to supporters at openrightsgroup dot org


Comments (1)

  1. UKPA: UK Podcasters Association » UK Podcasters Form ORG Media Makers Group:
    Jul 24, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    [...] For existing UKPA members, joining forces with ORG is entirely optional, but we do suggest that you seriously consider joining us - there is a welcome page here. [...]



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