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My Response to WAI’s Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 Working Draft

My Response to WAI’s Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 Working Draft | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Last week in a post entitled W3C WAI Invite Feedback on Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 Working Draft I highlighted the publication of WAI’s  Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 working...
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World's most popular song is not under copyright, according to lawsuit

World's most popular song is not under copyright, according to lawsuit | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Film-makers suing music publisher Warner Chappell say they have found proof that Happy Birthday is not covered by copyright
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Time To Update Web Accessibility Policies?

Time To Update Web Accessibility Policies? | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Institutional Web Accessibility Policies
What type of policies do institutions provide on the accessibility of corporate web sites?
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Open Data Glasgow #5 (#opendatagla)

Open Data Glasgow #5 (#opendatagla) | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The Open Data Glasgow meet ups are now back on track, and last night saw the 5th meet up of the group. Thanks to the UBDC for hosting the event and providing refreshments.
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Roaming charge and net neutrality rules set for autumn completion

Roaming charge and net neutrality rules set for autumn completion | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Reforms to the roaming charges that mobile network operators (MNOs) can charge in the EU for the use of data services abroad and new 'net neutrality' rules are set to be finalised this autumn, EU law makers have confirmed.
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New data protection regulation must not reduce level of protection, says EU privacy watchdog

New data protection regulation must not reduce level of protection, says EU privacy watchdog | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Any new regulatory framework for data protection must not lower the protection currently provided by the Data Protection Directive, nor undermine the core principles and rights it provides, the Article 29 Working Party ('the WP') has said. ...
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Music Publishing Deal Driven by Shift From Sales to Streaming

Music Publishing Deal Driven by Shift From Sales to Streaming | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Sesac, a boutique music rights group, is purchasing the Harry Fox Agency, a move that will allow it to collect fees both when songs are played and when they are sold.
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UK private copyright exception 'unlawful', rules High Court

UK private copyright exception 'unlawful', rules High Court | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The UK's private copying regime is "unlawful", the High Court has ruled.
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An information conundrum: Dorothy Williams at #i3rgu

An information conundrum: Dorothy Williams at #i3rgu | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The final keynote from the i3 conference was from Dorothy Williams (original chair ofthe i3 conference) on An information conundrum. She defined a conundrum as an "intricate and difficult problem".
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Daily newspapers' online video content should not be subject to on-demand regulations, says EU court advisor

Daily newspapers' online video content should not be subject to on-demand regulations, says EU court advisor | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Video content published by daily newspapers on their websites should not be subject to regulation under the EU's Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive, a legal advisor to the EU's highest court has said.
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Lack of fair compensation requirement in UK private copying exception not supported by sufficient evidence, High Court rules

Lack of fair compensation requirement in UK private copying exception not supported by sufficient evidence, High Court rules | Digital rights | Scoop.it
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Digital Scotland

Digital Scotland | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Discover how the ambition of Scotland is to have digital inclusion, technologies, skills and innovation across all areas of Scottish society.
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Social care evidence base

Social care evidence base | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Social care may be the poor relation of healthcare with regard to research funding, but it’s something of a myth that it is not evidence-based, says Research in Practice Director Dez Holmes (How good is the social care sector at … Continue reading...
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“Pondering the Online Legacy of my Work”

“Pondering the Online Legacy of my Work” | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Neglected Areas for Web Managers?
Yesterday I came across two posts in my Facebook stream which addressed areas which appear to be neglected by those with responsibilities for providing institutional web services.
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Digital Participation and the Digital Common Good (#scotinfolit)

Digital Participation and the Digital Common Good (#scotinfolit) | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Last week I attended the Scottish Government’s Digital Participation Advisory Group at Holyrood.
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Change

Change | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Years ago I wrote that "Social media adoption happens one person at a time and for their reasons not yours". As time passes I am more and more convinced that this is ultimately how any change happens.
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Don't play Neil Young or the Doors, BBC tells DJs and programme makers

Don't play Neil Young or the Doors, BBC tells DJs and programme makers | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The two acts are among four that the corporation cannot play for fear of breaching copyright
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SCVO | Digital Participation » Digital participation in action

SCVO | Digital Participation » Digital participation in action | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Our first annual report sets out the scale of the digital participation challenge in Scotland, what we're doing about it, and how you can get involved.
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Notes the need to  share learning resources, and to make it easier to start a local digital participation initiative with zero hassle

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Guidelines on data protection enforcement to be issued after reforms are finalised, says EU commissioner

Guidelines on data protection enforcement to be issued after reforms are finalised, says EU commissioner | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The European Commission and data protection authorities (DPAs) across the EU will develop "very precise and concrete guidelines" to explain how elements of planned new data protection laws should be interpreted, including on enforcement, the EU's...
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If you want to keep sharing photos for free, read this

If you want to keep sharing photos for free, read this | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The Wikipedia co-founder warns that freedom of panorama – the right to use photos of public spaces without restriction – is under threat. Sign up to save it
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Info security professionals are business brand preservationists, says Aviva security chief

Info security professionals are business brand preservationists, says Aviva security chief | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The ultimate remit for chief information security officers (CISOs) and other IT security professionals is to protect business brands, the CISO of insurance giant Aviva has said.
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Trinity Mirror's plan for 'news by numbers' ignores what people want from journalism

Trinity Mirror's plan for 'news by numbers' ignores what people want from journalism | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The UK news giant's 'Newsroom 3.1' strategy has been called the 'death spiral of journalism'.
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Clicks are evidence of passing interest, not of a valued piece of journalism

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Independent reviewer recommends redraft of UK surveillance laws

Independent reviewer recommends redraft of UK surveillance laws | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Existing UK surveillance laws should be scrapped and replaced by a "comprehensive and comprehensible new law...drafted from scratch", the barrister appointed to review UK terrorism legislation has said.
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Open Data Glasgow #5 (#opendatagla)

Open Data Glasgow #5 (#opendatagla) | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The Open Data Glasgow meet ups are now back on track, and last night saw the 5th meet up of the group. Thanks to the UBDC for hosting the event and providing refreshments.
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