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Guest Post: Reflections on Open Access Week 2012 at the University of Oxford

Guest Post: Reflections on Open Access Week 2012 at the University of Oxford | Digital rights | Scoop.it
During Open Access Week a series of guest blog posts were published on this blog in which three repository managers shared their findings of SEO analyses of their institutional repositories.
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Breaking the US government's hold on the internet won't be easy

Breaking the US government's hold on the internet won't be easy | Digital rights | Scoop.it
If there's to be one committee to rule them all, it needs to be handled right.
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Discretion

Discretion | Digital rights | Scoop.it
I write all the time about the benefits of sharing our thoughts and insights with each other. Thinking harder, writing better, and sharing more is my mantra.
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European court to rule on whether Uber a 'digital service' or transport company

European court to rule on whether Uber a 'digital service' or transport company | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The EU's highest court is to rule on whether ride-sharing application Uber should be regulated as a 'digital service' or a transport company, following a referral by a Spanish judge.
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HMRC targets digital ‘intermediaries’ with new data-gathering powers

App stores, online booking platforms and ticket resellers could be required to provide UK tax authority HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) with information about the businesses using their services under plans put forward for consultation by the tax...
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Staying with discomfort

Staying with discomfort | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Institutions, corporations, and the old order generally, are struggling to keep up with the levels of disruption and change that we are seeing.
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Intellectual Property Enterprise Court helping small companies enforce IP rights, research finds

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court helping small companies enforce IP rights, research finds | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has helped small businesses enforce their IP rights as well as settle disputes out of court, research commissioned by the government has found.
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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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Google’s Search Algorithm Could Steal the Presidency

Google’s Search Algorithm Could Steal the Presidency | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The magical accuracy of search engine results may be the worst thing to happen to democracy since unfettered campaign donations.
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Why Europe and the US are locked in a food fight over TTIP

Why Europe and the US are locked in a food fight over TTIP | Digital rights | Scoop.it
An important sticking point in TTIP negotiations has US and European representatives fighting over food labels.
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Privacy right more important than journalistic freedom to use publicly available information, says European court

Journalists can be prevented from publishing information otherwise publicly available that breaches individuals' right to privacy, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled. 
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It’s all about digital participation

It’s all about digital participation | Digital rights | Scoop.it
I started this bog some three and a half years ago to encourage the use of social media and campaign for better access to the web at work.
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Commercial software 'significantly more secure' than open source software, says new report

Commercial software 'significantly more secure' than open source software, says new report | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The software businesses build in-house or licence from suppliers is more secure than software built in an open source environment, according to a new report by software security testers.
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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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