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

Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

December 14, 2017Access
Vote comes amid study that over 83% of U.S. citizens oppose the decision, which will impact all Internet users and businesses

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (03:59 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle Net Neutrality protections

November 21, 2017Access
If passed, the order will make the Internet more expensive and give already powerful telecom companies even more control over citizens’ online experience.

Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (02:59 pm now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

European Parliament’s civil liberties committee strikes blow to dangerous proposals for content censorship

November 20, 2017Free Expression
Recommendations for a censorship machine were removed, but remaining loopholes are open to abuse by private companies

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0000 (10:59 pm now)
+44 7854 341 550

U.S. District Court defends online free expression and principles of intermediary liability with recent decision

November 3, 2017Free Expression
U.S. ruling blocks Supreme Court of Canada global takedown decision in Google v. Equustek.

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (03:59 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

As MEPs prepare for key vote, German government joins growing criticism of European Commission’s content censorship proposals

September 19, 2017Free Expression
In a potentially game-changing development, the EU’s largest member is joining six other nations in questioning the legality of the Commission’s proposed copyright changes

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0000 (10:59 pm now)
+44 7854 341 550

EU states raise questions about how new copyright law would be at odds with fundamental rights

September 5, 2017Free Expression
Article 13 of the proposed updates to the Copyright Directive is in direct conflict with existing EU legislation and creates an unworkable legal framework

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0000 (10:59 pm now)
+44 7854 341 550

Leaked copyright proposal shows momentum building behind positive alternative to the Link Tax

August 31, 2017Free Expression
Documents from the Council of the EU reveal that member states are divided on whether to impose controversial new fees on the sharing of links and news snippets online

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0000 (10:59 pm now)
+44 7854 341 550

Civil society urges trade decision-makers to consider the impacts of NAFTA on digital rights

August 18, 2017Free Expression
Organizations from Mexico, Canada and the United States highlight the need for increased transparency and urge the exclusion of intellectual property provisions

OpenMedia joins Massive Internet-Wide Day of Action to defend Net Neutrality and prevent Internet Slow Lanes

July 12, 2017Access
July 12th Day of Action is backed by thousands of websites, including household names such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, OK Cupid, PornHub, Mozilla, Etsy, Snapchat, and Vimeo

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (03:59 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Consumer rights committee approves anti-consumer Link Tax

June 8, 2017Free Expression
IMCO committee ignores public outcry and votes in favour of the innovation-killing publishers’ right

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0000 (10:59 pm now)
+44 7854 341 550