[MEDIA] Talking about new Government White Paper on #OnlineHarms with @UCBMedia

This morning, I spoke to UCB about the new Government White Paper designed to help tackle 'online harms' (Press Release / White Paper): The consultation will be open until 23:59 1st July 2019. It was interesting to follow the Twitter debate online as the paper emerged - captured a few: A few thoughts on the #OnlineHarms White Paper. It has a "vision" of a "A free, open and secure internet [and] Freedom of expression online"…

WikiLeaks, Ramifications for History?

The most recent WikiLeaks disclosures, consisting of tens of thousands of reports and analyses made by US embassies and diplomatic missions around the world, may or may not lead to greater public scrutiny – and hence democratic accountability, as Mr Assange hopes – of the conduct of foreign policy. The most vociferous criticism of the disclosures has come from those most embarrassed by them, although others charge that they have put the lives and security…

Fair deal online? It's coming

A government strategy promises more access to digital material and more freedom to use it. Zoe Corbyn reports The proliferation of online resources and the digitisation of source material have revolutionised many aspects of academics' working lives. But researchers who work with online content have been frustrated by the UK's copyright laws, which have not kept up with the changing online environment. The Government now has a new high-level strategy to update the legal framework…