Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Advocates warn leaked EU copyright directive is worse than feared

Access pillar Canada United States International August 31st, 2016
Draft laws confirm unprecedented new powers for large publishers that will stifle online innovation and dissemination of news and information in the European Union
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 11:25 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Leaked document confirms European Commission misled public, will introduce Link Tax despite huge opposition from Internet users

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International August 25th, 2016
Just days ago, the Commission promised not to introduce a Link Tax, but leaked documents now confirm it plans to proceed with the unpopular new policy
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 11:25 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Over 500,000 comments to EU regulators: protect net neutrality

Access pillar International July 22nd, 2016
Academics, technology leaders, the web's inventor, and over 500,000 people write to EU regulator BEREC in one clear, unified message: protect net neutrality.
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 4:25 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

OpenMedia announces new Executive Director

Access pillar Canada United States International July 18th, 2016
OpenMedia is pleased to announce the selection of Laura Tribe as its new Executive Director.
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Over 37,500 Internet users ask European Commission not to create new Link Tax laws, as deadline passes for public comment

Free Expression pillar Canada International June 15th, 2016
The Internet is not impressed by the Commission’s push to create a new tax on links and snippets, as part of their new copyright directive
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 11:25 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Huge win for the Internet, as U.S. Court of Appeals upholds hard-won Net Neutrality rules

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International June 14th, 2016
Key ruling prohibiting Internet slow lanes sends strong signal to Canada and the European Union which are currently reviewing their own Net Neutrality rules
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Mobile billboard in Netflix’s backyard asks company to listen to over 47,500 concerned customers and unblock VPNs

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International May 26th, 2016
Nearly 2,000 people a week now signing petition urging Netflix to respect its customers’ right to use a VPN to protect their privacy
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Large majority of submissions to European Commission oppose link tax but Commission continues to pursue the policy

Access pillar Canada International May 25th, 2016
Internet users concerned over Commission’s continued push forward on unpopular plan to tax links and snippets and possible introduction of new liabilities for online platforms
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 11:25 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

In letter backed by almost 45,000 petition signers, OpenMedia asks Netflix’s Reed Hastings to stop blocking privacy-conscious VPN users

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International May 11th, 2016
Netflix crackdown leaves VPN users forced to decide between watching their favourite shows and protecting their privacy in a post-Snowden world
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