CDB: The Zombie Bill That Just Won't Die
After the invasive and over-reaching Communications Data Bill was shelved in the UK at the start of May, it's already being reanimated by politicians with strong connections to the shadowy world of the security services. All the time the core need remains unfilled, the same proposals will keep coming back until the legislature finallygives in. To fix it, we need positive legislation that fills the need, not just opposition. We'll dig into the CDBs problems and consider how to finally put this zombie to rest.
- PLUS (if we have time) -
A New OSI For A New Decade
When OSI was founded in 1998, the term "open source" was newly coined to provide a pragmatic face to software freedom, an idea that was already at least 15 years old. Today, open source is the default for most new software business activities. OSI is re-inventing itself as a member organisation to support that change - find out how and why.
- About the speaker -
Simon Phipps is a director of the Open Rights Group as well as having many other connections to digital rights issues (including as president of the Open Source Initiative and as founder of digital rights consultancy Meshed Insights Ltd). Find out more at webmink.info.
- Tickets -
Places are limited and the event is expected to sell out - so please reserve your free place by signing up now. Pseudonymous sign-ups are fine!
When & Where
Open Rights Group Sheffield
Monthly meet-ups for anyone interested in digital rights: copyright, freedom of expression, censorship, parody, privacy, open data, free software... see the Open Rights Group website for the kind of issues we discuss.
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