Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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

Free Expression pillar International September 05th, 2017
Article 13 of the proposed updates to the Copyright Directive is in direct conflict with existing EU legislation and creates an unworkable legal framework
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 6:48 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

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

Free Expression pillar International August 31st, 2017
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
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 6:48 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

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

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International 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: 11:48 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Internet Tax proposed by Heritage Committee MPs would raise cost of online access for all Canadians

Free Expression pillar Canada June 15th, 2017
Recent poll showed 70% of Canadians oppose Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline
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Over 88% of the first round of National Security Consultation submissions that mention Bill C-51 support its repeal

Free Expression pillar Canada May 05th, 2017
A crowdsourced analysis reveals that 88.7% of submissions that mention Bill C-51 support the repeal of the controversial surveillance legislation
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Launch of IXmaps Internet Mapping tool enables Canadians to see exactly where their data travels online

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada March 28th, 2017
Researchers estimate that at least 90% of Canadians’ Internet traffic travels via the U.S., where it is especially vulnerable to NSA surveillance
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Federal Budget promises review of Canadian Internet policies, but disappoints in lack of new investment for Internet infrastructure

Free Expression pillar Canada March 22nd, 2017
Limited funding to support Internet connectivity for low-income families is welcome, but budget will disappoint those hoping for the government to deliver on CRTC’s call for a National Broadband Strategy
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It falls to the European Parliament to undo deeply damaging digital policies of the European Commission

Free Expression pillar International March 20th, 2017
In recent weeks, two reports from key Parliamentary committees have made recommendations on critical copyright legislation
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 6:48 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

As trade ministers gather in Chile, new report reveals why Canadians oppose the TPP and how the government can restore trust in trade processes

Free Expression pillar Canada March 14th, 2017
Report crowdsourced from nearly 28,000 people finds that Canadians want to withdraw from the TPP, and ensure real transparency and engagement for future trade deals
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Disappointing CRTC ruling threatens to lock Canadians into a future of high wireless prices

Free Expression pillar Canada March 01st, 2017
Today’s decision effectively makes it impossible for Sugar Mobile and other new entrants to compete in a market that continues to be dominated by Bell, Rogers, and Telus
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 11:48 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1