November 24, 2010 | Jason Kitcat

It's our birthday! Celebrating 5 years of ORG

ORG's 5th birthday

Today we're celebrating five years of the Open Rights Group. It's been an incredible journey from an online pledge to building a succesful campaigning organisation with full-time staff fighting for your digital rights. Why not join today?

Helping us to celebrate is our patron, the marvellous Neil Gaiman who sent us this video message:


Today we're also publishing our annual report which gives an overview of what ORG has been up to in the past year. Read along with our previous reports, you get a sense of how much has been done in those five short years.

Impressed with ORG's achievements? Do you want to see your digital rights defended? Then become an ORG supporter and help us celebrate our 5th birthday!

Every new supporter giving at least £5 a month between now and 10th December will receive a free copy of "Tales from the Public Domain: Bound By Law?" and could win one of 12 signed Neil Gaiman books. Several of Neil Gaiman's signings also include his own unique doodles.

Join today by direct debit or another method.

 

"If you thought the first five years of campaigning for digital rights were important, the next five will be crucial. We need ORG more than ever" -- Tom Watson MP

"As Vinton Cerf often likes to say, 'The Internet is for everyone.  But it won't be without...' groups like ORG working to protect digital rights. Happy birthday." -- Wendy Grossman

"ORG's cause is just and must prevail!" -- Becky Hogge

Offer details:

  • All new supporters giving at least £5 a month who join before 10th December 2010 will receive a free copy of "Tales from the Public Domain: Bound By Law?"
  • All new supporters giving at least £5 a month who join before 10th December 2010 will be entered into a draw. 12 names will be randomly picked to received a signed copy of a book by Neil Gaiman.

(Thanks to volunteer Katy Bairstow for the ORG birthday graphic!)


Comments (1)

  1. Bill Lohmeier:
    Nov 24, 2010 at 07:56 PM

    Here, across the Pond in the USA, we have to do battle, too:

    "Senate bill S.3804 aka COICA aka the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 19-0 last Thursday." from IEEE's web site.