Open Rights Group is Two

The Open Rights Group is two years old, and they’ve published a review of everything they’ve achieved so far. For a young organisation, it’s an impressive list: e-voting, DRM, data retention…

I was particularly impressed with their work on the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property, where they (with others) persuaded Andrew Gowers that copyright term extension is a really bad idea. Of course, the term is still 70 years, which means I basically can’t hack on any culture created during my lifetime. But at least it’s not any worse.

If you live in the UK and aren’t a supporter, consider becoming one.

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