The Open Rights Group are holding ORGCON, a 1-day conference in London, on Saturday 24 July 2010, covering UK digital rights issues such as copyright, data protection, data retention and freedom of information.
- James Boyle on the future of copyright
- Cory Doctorow talk and panel on how artists can make copyright work for them
- What MPs are doing about Digital Economy Act (MPs Tom Watson, Eric Joyce, Julian Huppert)
- What is the 'Right to Data'? (Heather Brooke, Rufus Pollock)
- Opening up the Data Protection Directive: Can of Worms or Opportunity (Privacy International)
- Dismantling the Database State (No2ID)
- Theft! A History of Music (Jennifer Jenkins).
Plus "training sessions about how to lobby your MP and more volunteer workshops. There'll also be discussions on the state of UK politics after #GE2010 and why this is a key moment to push harder for reform on digital issues from surveillance to copyright to DRM."
Sounds very good value as it's free to attend if you join ORG, £5 for existing supporters, and £10 for anyone else - so if you're interested, sign up for ORGCON.
Note - some may think I'm a little biased as I support ORG and used to know Cory. But I do think it's worth attending for anyone interested in these topics, especially when compared with the fees charged for most academic / business conferences.
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