In the Internet Age, Copyright Law Does Far More Than Antitrust to Shape Competition

We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, addressing what’s at stake and what we need to do to make sure that…

Fact-Checking, COVID-19 Misinformation, and the British Medical Journal

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, authoritative research and publications have been critical in gaining better knowledge of the virus and how to combat it. However, unlike previous pandemics, this one has been further exacerbated by a massive wave of misinformation and disinformation spreading across traditional and online social media. The increasing…

An energy revolution is possible – but only if leaders get imaginative about how to fund it

An energy revolution is possible – but only if leaders get imaginative about how to fund it Wind power has been bolstered by government subsidies. Falkenpost/Pixabay Limiting climate change will require an unprecedented global movement to make low-carbon technologies the norm. COP26 – the UN climate conference held last November…

Birds and bees: why new buildings need to support the natural world

Birds and bees: why new buildings need to support the natural world Starlings and other birds like to nest in house eaves. Tony Skerl/Shutterstock Nature can thrive in cities with the right opportunities, and some English councils are working to help develop homes for wildlife within new buildings. New planning…

India Should Stop Using Abusive Foreign Funding Law

End Harassment Against People’s Watch, Other Rights Groups (Geneva, January 18, 2021) – The Indian government should immediately stop harassing the Centre for Promotion of Social Concerns and its program unit People’s Watch, ten human rights groups said today. The government should stop using the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act and…

Killing the Truth: the case of Gauri Lankesh

Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/podcasts/podcast-killing-the-truth/killing-the-truth-the-case-of-gauri-lankesh/

2022 XR Strategy Tour – find your local stop!

Three and a half years ago we started the biggest Civil Resistance movement in Britain since the Suffragettes. Some say it’s the most successful start-up in history, with groups in over 100 countries and on every continent – even Antarctica. The reality? We’ve only just got started. And in 2022…

Copyright Shouldn’t Stand in the Way of Your Right to Repair

We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, addressing what’s at stake and what we need to do to make sure that…

Renewables are cheaper than ever – so why are household energy bills only going up?

Renewables are cheaper than ever – so why are household energy bills only going up? Fokke Baarssen/Shutterstock Not for the first time, global energy markets are in turmoil. Internationally traded gas prices more than quadrupled in 2021. In their wake, many energy suppliers have gone bust and household bills across…

Don’t let Big Tech fool you: Small businesses don’t want surveillance advertising.

by Claudia Prettner (Legal/Policy Advisor, Amnesty Tech), Alia Al Ghussain (Campaigns and Communications Officer, Amnesty Tech) and Nienke Palstra (Senior Campaigner, Global Witness) Tracking-based advertising has become all pervasive in the digital world. Our new research shows that small businesses know very well how harmful these practices are to human…

Ireland has the wind and seas to become an offshore superpower

Ireland has the wind and seas to become an offshore superpower The Irish government signed up to the recent Glasgow Climate Pact and used the summit to announce a raft of ambitious goals, including the development of 5 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy up to 2030. That would more…

Urban health, wellbeing and food supplies are all under threat: growing more food in cities could change that

Urban health, wellbeing and food supplies are all under threat: growing more food in cities could change that Only 3% of UK households eat homegrown fruit and vegetables. Katya_Ershova/Pixabay A supply of fresh fruit and vegetables is crucial to a healthy nation – and to building a food system that…

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