Thomas Beagle blogs on the first year of operations for Tech Liberty. In the last year they have:
- Written 70 articles for our website and published two guest editorials (security risks of internet filtering, copyright).
- Received 15,000 visitors who looked at 27,000 pages and left 134 comments.
- Made two written (Copyright, Search and Surveillance) and one oral submission (Search & Surveillance) to Parliamentary Select Committees.
- Established an @TechLiberty Twitter presence with 287 followers and 469 updates.
- Assisted people in their legal issues with Customs and Sky TV.
- Written a guest editorial about internet filtering for the National Business Review.
- Been quoted in a variety of online and print media and been interviewed on TV and radio.
Next year looks as busy. Their plans:
As part of this we’re also looking at changing how we do things:
- We are investigating what is involved with becoming a mass-membership organisation.
- We intend to establish a fund to help finance our work.
- Improving our internal communications so we can better support contributors all over the country.
And they want more people involved:
What we do need is more people to help us with this work.
We are currently a Wellington-based collective but we’re looking for people across the country who can help us with one or more of the following roles:
- Join the core collective and work with us to develop Tech Liberty.
- Providing professional legal assistance to help us in interpreting current and proposed laws and helping people who face legal problems.
- Adopt an issue and become our internal expert, writing articles and submissions about it.
- Assist us with advice about becoming a membership organisation.
Or, if you’ve just got a bee in your bonnet about a particular issue, write us a guest editorial.
Tech Liberty do some great work. Touch base with them if you can help them out.Tags: Tech Liberty