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Press Releases

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

Parliament set to debate C-51 today (Friday), as over 200,000 Canadians call for the Bill to be scrapped

April 23, 2015Privacy

As government announces costly new copyright terms, leading experts send letter to Industry Minister urging him to fix existing loopholes that are exposing Canadians to threats and abuse

April 23, 2015Free Expression
For months, foreign media giants have abused Canada’s copyright system by threatening Canadians with penalties that are impossible under Canadian law, in order to intimidate them into paying extortionate charges

Canada is walking into a copyright trap warn advocates, as government quietly announces it will lengthen copyright terms for sound recordings by 20 years with no public consultation

April 22, 2015
Content creators and everyday Canadians will pay the price for continued mishandling of copyright policy from government, as unaddressed Notice and Notice loophole continues to expose Canadians to abuse    

Business Leaders pen an open letter warning the government that Bill C-51 will cause serious damage to Canadian businesses

April 20, 2015Privacy
60 leading businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors warn that “unbalanced” legislation will undermine operations and international trust in Canadian businesses

Dozens of community events are taking place across Canada on Saturday to #RejectFear and #StopC51

April 17, 2015Privacy
Events have been organized not by organizations, but by everyday Canadians wanting to take a stand against what experts have described as a “Secret Police” bill

Federal Court of Appeal allows Bell Mobility to challenge university student, single mother, seniors’ organization and others in court over recent CRTC ruling on Mobile TV

April 2, 2015Access

Breaking - We want a restart to flawed Bill C-51, not tinkering

March 27, 2015Privacy

Bell president Kevin Crull should resign after being caught censoring CTV news coverage

March 25, 2015Access
Bell president Kevin Crull should resign after being caught censoring CTV news coverage

In win for customers, Federal Court of Appeal denies Bell Mobility’s request to continue controversial Mobile TV service until court case is resolved

March 23, 2015Access
Court rules that Bell must stop discriminating against competing apps and services as per CRTC order, allowing other content providers to operate on a level playing field.

Joint Petition with over 100,000 signatures against Secret Police Bill C-51 to be delivered to key Parliamentary Committee on Monday

March 22, 2015Privacy
The massive petition organized by Leadnow and OpenMedia will be delivered at a key parliamentary hearing into Bill C-51 later today. A recent poll revealed that support for the legislation has plummeted, with 50% of Canadians now opposing it.