We'll have 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. The keynote speaker will be James Boyle, a founder of the modern movement to recognize, protect, and grow the intellectual commons.
Sessions will include
- James Boyle on the future of copyright, in London especially for this talk
- Thriving in the Real Digital Economy: Cory Doctorow talks and then chairs a panel of artists.
- Digital Economy Act: What's Next? (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
- Dismantling the Database State (NO2ID, ARCH, Big Brother Watch)
- Theft! A History of Music (Jennifer Jenkins)
- ACTA: A Shady Business (La Quadrature du Net, Becky Hogge)
Full programme here
The central London venue is well-served by public transport. These pages will help you travel to ORGCON by bus, underground (tube) and rail.
We want to help delegates with places to stay in London so let us know your needs. For now, you could try couch surfing!
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Open Rights Group
The digital age is transforming society: bringing us greater democracy, transparency and new creative possibilities. When these freedoms are under attack, the Open Rights Group is there to defend them. Founded in 2005 by 1,000 digital activists, ORG has become the UK’s leading voice defending freedom of expression, privacy, innovation, consumer rights and creativity on the net.
Getting into the political trenches in the UK and EU, we mobilise our supporters to stop bad laws. Working closely with other campaign groups, we lobby government and talk to the media whenever our rights are threatened.
ORG is a non-profit company funded by donors, mostly by people like you. We depend on regular contributions to run and win our campaigns.