Monthly Archives: October 2011

A response to the Open Data Consultation

Lucy Series, a doctoral researcher at the University of Exeter, and I have submitted a response to the Cabinet Office’s open data consultation. Our focus is opening up data in the legal sphere: court listings, judgments, information about reporting restrictions … Continue reading

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Draft defamation bill committee on online liability and limitation

I’ve just compiled last week’s media law round up for the Inforrm blog, which opened with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill’s first report. Its recommendations concerning internet publication jumped out at me. If adopted, they would … Continue reading

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PCC chair: “Have you got that Guardian?”

The outgoing chairman of the Press Complaints Commission last night singled out the Guardian for allegedly misquoting her “non-stop” for the past three years. Baroness Buscombe, who will step down from the self-regulation body in the new year this week, … Continue reading

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Open data at the Rebellious Media Conference

On Sunday I participated in a panel discussing Open Data at the Rebellious Media Conference in London. Javier Ruiz Diaz from the Open Rights Group chaired, and Chris Taggart and Martin Keegan talked about their fantastic respective projects, OpenCorporates and … Continue reading

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