Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 12:22 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

European Parliament deals major blow to Commission plans for a Link Tax, as Copyright Rapporteur recommends MEPs reject the idea

Access pillar International March 08th, 2017
Closely-watched report recommends that plans for a Link Tax (Article 11) be removed from draft legislation, but doesn’t go far enough to address concerns about content censorship
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 12:22 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

IMCO Committee recommends EU Parliament reject plans for Link Tax, warns content filtering harms interests of Internet users

Access pillar International February 24th, 2017
Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market recommends that Commission plans for a Link Tax (Article 11) be completely removed from draft legislation
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In historic decision, Canada joins small handful of nations that define high-speed Internet as a basic service

Access pillar United States International December 21st, 2016
Canada’s telecom regulator rules that all Canadians must have access to high-speed Internet, setting a positive example for the rest of the world
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 5:22 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

With TPP on its deathbed, digital rights activists celebrate an end to the toxic trade agreement

Access pillar Canada International November 14th, 2016
Reports show the Obama administration will not pursue a vote to ratify the TPP during the lame duck session of Congress
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Susan McLennan appointed as Board Chair of OpenMedia

Privacy pillar Canada United States International November 04th, 2016
Appointment means that OpenMedia is now helmed by two women, Susan McLennan as Board Chair and Laura Tribe as Executive Director
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OpenMedia submits intervention to critical Supreme Court of Canada case that could shape the future of free expression online

Privacy pillar Canada United States International October 05th, 2016
Today’s deadline sees all intervenors submit arguments in a case that Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has called one of the most important the Court will hear this year
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EU Commission formally proposes Link Tax to European Parliament as part of new Copyright Directive

Privacy pillar Canada United States International September 14th, 2016
Commission submits “some of the worst copyright rules in the world” to the European Parliament, including unprecedented new Link Tax powers for publishing giants
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 12:22 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Critical Supreme Court case could shape future of the Internet

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International September 13th, 2016
OpenMedia is intervening in Supreme Court of Canada case that will have vast implications for global free expression online
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Disappointing ruling by EU’s highest court sets worrying global precedent for how we share and access information online

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International September 08th, 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that it can be illegal for websites  merely to link to copyrighted content, even if they don’t host such content themselves
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