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Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order, Canada context.

WikiLeaks release of TPP Intellectual Property chapter confirms agreement threatens Canada’s Internet freedom

October 9, 2015Free Expression
Confirmed: 20-year copyright term extensions, new rules that would induce ISPs to block websites, and criminal penalties for the circumvention of digital locks

Revealed: Which party gets the worst grade for digital policies on affordable access, online privacy, and free expression?

October 7, 2015Privacy
As digital rights issues including the TPP and Bill C-51 continue to play major election role, OpenMedia publishes crowdsourced report card assessing the leading parties on policy priorities shaped by over 250,000 Canadians

Trans-Pacific Partnership countries announce agreement reached, posing serious threat to global Internet users

October 5, 2015
Largest and most secretive agreement in the world’s history covers 40% of global trade and contains provisions to censor the Internet and rob the public domain

Margaret Atwood teams up with Paul Haggis, Dan Mangan, and over 200 Canadian artists to send message to party leaders about C-51’s attack on free expression

September 29, 2015Privacy
Artists, writers, musicians, and film-makers including Mark Achbar, Hayden, Raffi, Thomas King, and John Dunsworth from the Trailer Park Boys, warn that C-51 will “silence dissenting voices” and announce “we will be voting for the repeal of C-51”

Massive B.C. Privacy Breach underlines risks of government using C-51 to collect and store our private info

September 23, 2015Privacy

Elizabeth May becomes first party leader to endorse OpenMedia’s pro-Internet Action Plan

September 15, 2015Privacy
Digital rights group is calling on all political parties and candidates to endorse pro-Internet plan crowdsourced from over 250,000 Canadians

Over 250,000 people shape action plan to save the Internet

August 26, 2015Privacy
Digital rights group OpenMedia releases comprehensive election platform packed with ideas crowdsourced from Canadians

OpenMedia criticizes police push for warrantless access to private Internet subscriber data

August 25, 2015Privacy
OpenMedia criticizes police push for warrantless access to private Internet subscriber data

New TPP leak shows Canada would be required to massively overhaul copyright, damaging free expression and censoring Internet

August 5, 2015Free Expression
Trans-Pacific Partnership text reveals that U.S. pressure could result in new rules for Canadians that allow for website blocking, and new criminal penalties for copyright infringement

New video sets out action plan to tackle Canadian privacy deficit, as hundreds of thousands continue to speak up against Bill C-51

July 23, 2015
Plan lays out tangible steps for federal government to take to restore Canadians’ digital privacy