Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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

November 03rd, 2017
U.S. ruling blocks Supreme Court of Canada global takedown decision in Google v. Equustek.
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:03 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Win for Canadians as Mélanie Joly puts Internet at centre of our cultural future

September 28th, 2017
Creative Canada policy framework rules out new Internet taxes, safeguards Net Neutrality, and embraces a digital future for Canadian culture
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:03 am +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 19th, 2017
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
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 5:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Privacy Commissioner’s report calls on the RCMP to increase transparency around the use of cellphone surveillance tools

September 14th, 2017
A complaint launched by OpenMedia into the use of IMSI-catchers (a.k.a Stingrays) reveals that six warrantless deployments of the device violated the Charter
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Civil society urges trade decision-makers to consider the impacts of NAFTA on digital rights

August 18th, 2017
Organizations from Mexico, Canada and the United States highlight the need for increased transparency and urge the exclusion of intellectual property provisions
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CRTC must remain responsive to the needs of Canadian consumers and take bold action to increase choice and affordability

July 18th, 2017
The appointment of a new chairperson with industry ties will be a test as to whether the regulator can remain committed to the goal of Internet as a basic service
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OpenMedia joins Massive Internet-Wide Day of Action to defend Net Neutrality and prevent Internet Slow Lanes

July 12th, 2017
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
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:03 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Disappointing Supreme Court ruling has worrying implications for online free expression and access to information in Canada and across the globe

June 28th, 2017
We're worried that governments and commercial entities will see this ruling as justifying censorship requests
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National Security reforms are a major step forward, but do not tackle many of Bill C-51’s biggest problems

June 20th, 2017
The government’s new National Security Act 2017 will need to be substantially strengthened as it progresses through Parliament to protect the privacy of Canadians
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Statement welcoming Trudeau & Joly’s decision to rule out an Internet Tax

June 15th, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly have firmly ruled out an Internet Tax. Not surprisingly, we're giving this move a warm welcome.
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