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

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: +0100 (01:02 am 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: +0100 (01:02 am 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: +0100 (01:02 am 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
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+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: +0100 (01:02 am now)
+44 7854 341 550

Federal Communications Commission votes to begin dismantling Net Neutrality

May 18, 2017Access
Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is backing a plan that will eliminate Title II protections that ensure all traffic is treated equally online

FCC Chair Ajit Pai Confirms Internet Users’ Worst Fears—Announces Plans to Undo Net Neutrality

April 26, 2017Access
One of the biggest battles in the history of the Internet is about to begin.

Ahead of unveiling of FCC plans to scrap Net Neutrality, Congress urged to hold oversight hearings into FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s proposals

April 26, 2017Access
House and Senate leaders warned about the loss of Net Neutrality as Pai is widely expected to announce plans to dismantle common carriage safeguards this week

It falls to the European Parliament to undo deeply damaging digital policies of the European Commission

March 20, 2017Free Expression
In recent weeks, two reports from key Parliamentary committees have made recommendations on critical copyright legislation

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0100 (01:02 am now)
+44 7854 341 550