In a major blow to the open Internet, the vote supports push for a link tax and censorship machines that will have a global impact
On 11th July, key EU committees made their final call on copyright law & failed to save the link
In a joint letter with the members of the Copyright for Creativity coalition, we've urged MEPs to oppose the most problematic aspects of the EU's copyright proposal, like the censorship machine and link tax, to help European citizens and businesses prosper in the digital era.
We’re hosting a Reddit AMA! Save the Date and Join us for all your #savethelink questions.
Commission submits “some of the worst copyright rules in the world” to the European Parliament, including unprecedented new Link Tax powers for publishing giants
Today OpenMedia joins 22 other organisations to express our concerns about the European Union (EU) Commission’s upcoming copyright reform package.
The rules are as strong as digital rights advocates could have hoped for — and now we need to make sure they’re enforced.
Canada’s CRTC will soon hold hearings on how best to protect the open Internet: today’s new EU regulations set a positive example.
Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU in a national referendum, what’s next for digital rights?
European Commission’s decision to exclude citizens’ feedback from its own public consultation will undermine trust in EU institutions
Over 10,000 individually-written responses to the Commission’s consultation on the role of online platforms, including over 2500 from EU citizens, ignored in Commission’s initial analysis.
Two weeks ago we celebrated a win at the European Parliament, where members of a powerful committee tasked with making decisions about how we share and collaborate online rejected proposals that would restrict our right to link. Seeing the pro-Internet community stand up and take action together is always reaffirming–and in today’s global political climate where important decisions like this are often taken behind closed doors, a healthy level of engagement is something to celebrate in and of itself.
According to Internet freedom group European Digital Rights, provisions that would criminalize our Internet use may be dropped from the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA)! While the battle isn’t over yet, this is a huge step forward for the Internet freedom community and the thousands of Canadians who shouted down the same provisions in July of this year, when they were part of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). European Digital Rights has seen leaked documents showing a proposal to delete the criminal sanctions section of CETA; this has been supported by many EU Member States. As a result, it looks like the removal of restrictive, ACTA-like intellectual property provisions will be a central part of Europe’s negotiations with Canada.