Not everyone seemed happy with a more open Web

Wikileaks: Who watches the watchmen?

With great power comes great responsibility. Yes, this is a line from a superhero movie, but it is just as relevant as when Uncle Ben said it on screen in 2002 (technically, it dates back to the first Spider-man comic in 1962, but I digress). It is perhaps more important […]

Open letter to UK Parliament about surveillance

An open letter to all members of the House of Commons, Dear Parliamentarian, Ensuring the Rule of Law and the democratic process is respected as UK surveillance law is revised Actions Taken Under the Previous Government During the past two years, the United Kingdom’s surveillance laws and policies have come […]

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Should copyright terms be shorter?

The Green Party in the UK has found itself in a bit of hot water with the creative sector when it made a policy statement  that it would shorten copyright terms to 14 years. As far as I am aware, this is the first proposal of its kind outside of […]

Has streaming sunk the pirate brand?

During the last European election, one of the major stories to hit the press was the widespread lurch to the right, and the rise of the Europhobe vote. Very few outlets noticed a significant development for those interested in digital rights, and it was the poor showing of pirate parties […]