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Press Releases

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

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

Meghan Sali

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (03:22 pm now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

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: -0600 (04:22 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 5

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 (11:22 pm 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

Meghan Sali

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (03:22 pm now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

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.

David Christopher

Interim Communications and Campaigns Director
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (03:22 pm now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

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

David Christopher

Interim Communications and Campaigns Director
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (03:22 pm now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

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 (11:22 pm now)
+44 7854 341 550

European Parliament deals major blow to Commission plans for a Link Tax, as Copyright Rapporteur recommends MEPs reject the idea

March 8, 2017Free Expression
Closely-watched report recommends that plans for a Link Tax (Article 11) be removed from draft legislation, but doesn’t go far enough to address concerns about content censorship

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0100 (11:22 pm now)
+44 7854 341 550

IMCO Committee recommends EU Parliament reject plans for Link Tax, warns content filtering harms interests of Internet users

February 24, 2017Free Expression
Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market recommends that Commission plans for a Link Tax (Article 11) be completely removed from draft legislation

Meghan Sali

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (03:22 pm now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

In historic decision, Canada joins small handful of nations that define high-speed Internet as a basic service

December 21, 2016Access
Canada’s telecom regulator rules that all Canadians must have access to high-speed Internet, setting a positive example for the rest of the world

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0600 (04:22 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 5