Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Elizabeth May becomes first party leader to endorse OpenMedia’s pro-Internet Action Plan

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Privacy pillar Canada September 15th, 2015
Digital rights group is calling on all political parties and candidates to endorse pro-Internet plan crowdsourced from over 250,000 Canadians

Over 250,000 people shape action plan to save the Internet

Privacy pillar Canada August 26th, 2015
Digital rights group OpenMedia releases comprehensive election platform packed with ideas crowdsourced from Canadians

OpenMedia criticizes police push for warrantless access to private Internet subscriber data

Free Expression pillar Canada August 25th, 2015
OpenMedia criticizes police push for warrantless access to private Internet subscriber data

New TPP leak shows Canada would be required to massively overhaul copyright, damaging free expression and censoring Internet

Canada August 05th, 2015
Trans-Pacific Partnership text reveals that U.S. pressure could result in new rules for Canadians that allow for website blocking, and new criminal penalties for copyright infringement

New video sets out action plan to tackle Canadian privacy deficit, as hundreds of thousands continue to speak up against Bill C-51

Access pillar Canada July 23rd, 2015
Plan lays out tangible steps for federal government to take to restore Canadians’ digital privacy

In a win for Canadians, CRTC promises fair rules to increase independent choice and affordability for fiber Internet access

Free Expression pillar Canada July 22nd, 2015
New rules ensure that Canadians will be able to access an affordable range of services from a variety of providers outside Canada’s telecom giants

European Parliament to hold final vote on positive new copyright rules - but last-minute amendment could lead to costly new EU-wide ‘Link Tax’

Access pillar United States International July 06th, 2015
On Thursday, the European Parliament will hold its final vote on a key report on the Harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the Information Society. The report recognises that copyright reform is needed to improve the Digital Single Market and to facilitate access to knowledge and culture for all Europeans. Its recommendations have been broadly welcomed by pro-Internet organizations across the European Union and the world, although they were watered down since the report’s original drafting in order to gain consensus. A last-minute amendment tabled by German MEP Angelika Niebler could pave the way for an introduction of an EU-wide ancillary copyright law - more commonly known as a ‘Link Tax’ - that would have devastating consequences on people’s right to express themselves freely online, and universal access to knowledge. This proposal had already been rejected by the Legal Affairs Committee where the report originated.

Canadian cell phone users won’t be satisfied with Rogers/Mobilicity deal

Access pillar Canada June 24th, 2015
Rogers $440 million takeover of Mobilicity will mean fewer choices for Canadian cell phone subscribers when wireless prices are already increasing at 3 times the rate of inflation

Mobilicity employees’ MVNO proposal deserves serious consideration, although wireless prices will rise even further unless indie spectrum is kept out of Big Telecom’s hands

Access pillar Canada June 22nd, 2015
Reports over weekend suggest government is poised to allow Rogers and Telus to acquire Mobilicity’s valuable wireless spectrum, despite promises it would be set aside for affordable, independent providers