Audio Interview: Suw Charman, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group

suw charman orgWith all the hubbub surrounding DRM here in the States and Europe, I decided to get in contact with the newly formed, and aptly named UK digital rights advocacy group, Open Rights Group (aka ORG) to see how things are going on “the other side of the pond,” as the Brits like to say. Below is an eye-opening discussion with the Executive Director, Suw Charman, who reveals the ugly truth regarding the limited consumer rights and freedoms people have in the UK (let’s just say we should count ourselves lucky compared to what’s going on over there) and how her organization is taking a stand to help educate the public and influence new legislation.

Listen Now: (MP3 – 00:46:09)

Links Referenced:
Launch of the APIG report on DRM
Wikipedia – Fair Dealing (UK)
Wikipedia – EU Copyright Directive (EUCD)
Wikipedia – United States Copyright Law
BBC – Europe investigates iTunes prices
London CCTV cameras shoot 300 photos of a single person on average a day
San Francisco surveillance program launches with 2 cameras (6/2005)
San Francisco board approves 100 new cameras from its 33 currently in use (6/2006)
Open Rights Group Board and Advisory Council
Support ORG – Become a founding 1000 member

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