Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Vancouver Airport rejects ads informing travellers of their rights

Free Expression pillar Canada International April 24th, 2019
Campaign to educate individuals about how their most sensitive information is treated at the border has been blocked by YVR
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:38 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

European Parliament approves unpopular Link Tax and mandatory content filtering in its final vote on the Copyright Directive

Free Expression pillar United States International March 26th, 2019
Despite massive public outcry and opposition from dozens of experts and academics the European Parliament failed to even allow a vote on amendments
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:38 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia applauds new bill to restore Net Neutrality in the U.S.

Access pillar International March 06th, 2019
Enshrining Net Neutrality into legislation is critical step for a free and open Internet
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:38 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia welcomes new members to Board of Directors

Access pillar Canada International December 07th, 2018
OpenMedia is happy to announce that three new community members have joined its Board of Directors.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:38 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

EU Parliament votes to adopt overreaching copyright legislation, introducing a Link Tax and Censorship Machines

Access pillar International September 12th, 2018
MEPs narrowly approved, despite citizens' and experts' concerns, supporting dangerous copyright proposals that will fundamentally change the Internet as we know it
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:38 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

EU Legal Committee Approves Controversial Copyright Directive

Privacy pillar Canada United States International June 20th, 2018
In a major blow to the open Internet, the vote supports push for a link tax and censorship machines that will have a global impact
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:38 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Huge win for open Internet as U.S. Senate votes to restore Net Neutrality protections

Privacy pillar Canada International May 16th, 2018
Next step is for the House of Representatives to vote to reject the Federal Communications Commission’s assault on the open Internet   
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 11:38 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

Access pillar United States International December 14th, 2017
Vote comes amid study that over 83% of U.S. citizens oppose the decision, which will impact all Internet users and businesses
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 11:38 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle Net Neutrality protections

Free Expression pillar United States International 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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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 10:38 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

European Parliament’s civil liberties committee strikes blow to dangerous proposals for content censorship

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International November 20th, 2017
Recommendations for a censorship machine were removed, but remaining loopholes are open to abuse by private companies
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 6:38 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0