Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Dozens of Canadian organizations join forces to sound the alarm on website blocking proposal

February 27th, 2018
National Day of Action held in response to FairPlay Canada proposal for CRTC to implement a Canadian website blocking agency
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CRTC must reject new overreaching Internet censorship proposal

January 29th, 2018
Bell-led coalition proposes government-backed website blocking system that advocates warn will harm consumers and free expression online
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle Net Neutrality protections

November 21st, 2017
If passed, the order will make the Internet more expensive and give already powerful telecom companies even more control over citizens’ online experience.
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European Parliament’s civil liberties committee strikes blow to dangerous proposals for content censorship

November 20th, 2017
Recommendations for a censorship machine were removed, but remaining loopholes are open to abuse by private companies
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Canada agrees to modified version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the U.S.

November 10th, 2017
The government’s decision demonstrates a blatant disregard for the voices of Canadians, coming only days after the national consultation on TPP closed.
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9 in 10 Canadians still not at basic Internet speeds called for by CRTC, even as data usage jumps by 25%

November 9th, 2017
Annual CRTC study demonstrates clear need for national broadband strategy, as Canadians face increasingly less affordable prices for home and mobile Internet
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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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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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EU states raise questions about how new copyright law would be at odds with fundamental rights

September 5th, 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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Leaked copyright proposal shows momentum building behind positive alternative to the Link Tax

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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