Features / May 20, 2013 / Javier Ruiz

'Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing' book review

Javier Ruiz reviews the book,'Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing' by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman.

Features / May 14, 2013 / Paul Bernal

Google Glass: just because you can…

Paul Bernal weighs out the privacy implications that are set to arise from the new Google Glass creation.

Features / May 13, 2013 / Wendy M. Grossman

The brewing war on some shapes

Wendy M. Grossman delves into the challenges that 3D printing is set to bring to individuals as well as governments, and what needs to be considered in order to offer protection to the masses.

Features / May 07, 2013 / Wendy M. Grossman

Policy Jam

Wendy M Grossman examines the lengthy process of policy creation, and the ways in which technology can help to reshape and shorten the process.

Features / Apr 30, 2013 / Wendy M. Grossman


Wendy M. Grossman explores the continuation of domain wars that are currently a topic of discussion within Peru and Brazil.

Features / Apr 17, 2013 / Wendy M. Grossman

Cautiously apocalyptic

"We've been waiting for societal readiness," Ian Danforth says, at the end of his list of factors that have kept us waiting for robots. The head of the pet-like prototype machine on the table next him nods.

Features / Mar 26, 2013 / Wendy M. Grossman

Facts are Scared

Wendy Grossman gives some background to the call to open up the Postcode database, beginning with the question: Can you copyright facts?

Features / Mar 06, 2013 / Jane Watkinson and Jay Baker

SilenceBreaker Media: recycling computers for disadvantaged communities

SilenceBreaker Media are developing a community focused multimedia hub to connect, inform and empower people via public access to technology. Jane Watkinson and Jay Baker talk about the debates thrown up by the discussion of net neutrality.

Features / Mar 01, 2013 / Ed Paton-Williams

Has the German government’s Leistungsschutzrecht just protected the Internet by mistake?

Ed Paton-Williams reports on Germany’s new copyright law and how it might have accidentally done the Internet more good than harm.

Features / Feb 27, 2013 / Danya Harris

What went on in ORGZine in February?

February has whizzed by, so if you didn't have time to read all the zine articles, don't panic! This month's editorial highlights thus month's gems.

Features / Feb 27, 2013 / Ian Clark

Widening the digital divide, one record shop at a time..

"Shouldn’t we ensure that, as we move towards an all-encompassing digital age, no-one is left behind?" Ian Clark looks at the issues thrown up by the demise of HMV.

Features / Feb 27, 2013 / Milena Popova

Digital Colonialism: Africa's new communication dimension

Milena Popova examines the new challenges facing Africa that come with modernisation and technological expansion.

Features / Feb 26, 2013 / Rick Falkvinge

Why do copyright monopolists think they can just steal other people's work?

"Copyright monopolists claim a continued kind of ownership even after something is sold." They insist on the idea of controlling the fruits of other people’s labour, such as when other people copy a particular file. This attitude is offensive, insulting, and antithetical to a free market. Rick Valkfinge tells us why.

Features / Feb 25, 2013 / Tobias Lauinger

Clickonomics: The use of Mediafire, Megaupload, Filesonic, Hotfile, Rapidgator, Rapidshare...

In January Ernesto talked about whether current “anti-piracy” measures were effective. A look at the subject in more detail from Tobias Lauinger, who tells us about his recent research.

Features / Feb 25, 2013 / Wendy M Grossman

Merchants of Chaos

"If people realised they were joining a belief system involving billion-year-old space aliens they would never sign up." Scientology bans its followers from reading critics' views. Wendy M Grossman discusses Scientology's relationship with the internet.

Features / Feb 20, 2013 / Wendy M Grossman

Frictional arithmetic

What do we consider currency? Wendy M Grossman discusses whether cash creates more friction than electronic forms of payment.

Features / Feb 18, 2013 / Stefan Marsiske


ParlTrack is a website which pulls data from the European Parliament and re-publishes it in an accessible format. Stefan Marsiske tell us about how is creation can be used by campaigners and citizens alike. It has been actively used in the campaigns on ACTA, net neutrality, open government and open data, privacy and copyright.

Features / Feb 13, 2013 / Richard Hine

The one true account of the history of news

Has the paper of record has been replaced by the tweet of the moment? Richard Hine looks at how the way we consume news has changed.

Features / Feb 12, 2013 / Wendy M Grossman


Wendy M Grossman discusses the encroachment on personal data security by allowing 'back doors' for access by official bodies.

Features / Feb 06, 2013 / Guy Burgess

Adblocking: a new legal battleground?

"It would be draconian, as well as practically impossible, to attempt to prevent users from carrying out their own ad-blocking." Guy Burgess examines possible the legal challenges to ad-blocking software.

Features / Feb 05, 2013 / Nigel Waters

Privacy in the balance - as always!

Nigel Waters talks about the future of privacy: the battle between those who want to monitor us for their own gain, and those who want to preserve an individual's right to privacy.

Features / Feb 04, 2013 / Danya Harris

Looking back ORGzine in January: What did you miss?

As well as being the start of a new year, January was my first month editing ORGzine. I’ve learnt a lot and I’m looking forward to bringing you the best discussions of digital rights in February. If you missed anything in the last month, here's a round-up to help you catch up!

Features / Feb 04, 2013 / Wendy M Grossman


"The professional who can't quickly get at your credit card database moves on just as quickly to someone more easily attackable. The elite attacker who wants you, just you, and nobody else but you…is going to keep at it until he gets you." Wendy M Grossman looks at what we can learn from the cyber-attack on the New York Times.

Features / Jan 30, 2013 / Theodora Middleton

Do bad things happen when works enter the Public Domain?

New research shows that the traditional arguments for copyright extension are as flawed as we always suspected. Theodora Middleton explores the terrible things which are meant to happen when work enters the Public Domain.

Features / Jan 29, 2013 / Anonymous

Blog giveaways used to be simple

Blogger OrigamiGirl looks at 'giveaway' conventions in the fashion blogging world and how entering these competitions has moved from being a way of connecting with other bloggers, to a streamlined process involving handing over a worrying and ever increasing amount of personal data.

Features / Jan 29, 2013 / The Centre for the Study of the Public Domain

The Incredible Shrinking Public Domain

The public domain — the wellspring of material that everyone is free to use and build upon — has been steadily shrinking, as the Centre for the Study of the Public Domain in North Carolina tells us.

Features / Jan 28, 2013 / Wendy M Grossman

Lock Box

In the US, unlocking your mobile without the permission of your mobile operator has become illegal. Wendy M Grossman discusses why this ridiculous law is against consumers' interests.

Features / Jan 28, 2013 / Jillian C York

The Right to Anonymity is a Matter of Privacy

January 28th is International Privacy Day. As the first of a series of articles about privacy, Jillian C York from the Electronic Frontier Foundation talks about how she sees anonymity as being a matter of privacy.

Features / Jan 23, 2013 / Danya Harris

Censorship cat and mouse

Google makes a fuss about Chinese censorship, but has always complied with other government's requests to remove content.