Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Detailed feedback from thousands of EU Internet users rejecting Commission’s Link Tax plan to be presented to key MEPs

Privacy pillar Canada United States International May 11th, 2016
MEPs on key European Parliament committee meet with OpenMedia to discuss opposition to ancillary copyright and additional liabilities for online platforms
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Speech from Commissioner Oettinger signals continued movement towards innovation-killing link tax in new copyright consultation

Access pillar Canada International April 06th, 2016
News websites, businesses and Internet users could face “Link Tax 2.0” as Commission hints at expansion of controversial legislative measures
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38 Public Interest Organizations Call for Questions on Expanding Internet Access in Upcoming Presidential Debates

Access pillar Free Expression pillar United States International March 03rd, 2016
Given Issue’s Economic and Social Impacts, Letter to Debate Moderators Calls for Broadband Access Disparity to be Part of Presidential Candidate Discussions
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International Coalition Calls for Trade Agreement Reform to Protect Global Digital Rights

Access pillar Canada United States International February 22nd, 2016
Secretive and Closed Treaty Negotiations Leave Out Important Voices in Trade Debates
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As TPP is signed in Auckland casino, campaigners vow “final battle” to prevent massive deal being ratified

Free Expression pillar United States International February 03rd, 2016
Experts warn that extreme TPP intellectual property rules will cost economy billions, undermine digital rights, and restrict freedom of expression online
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Trans-Pacific Partnership to be signed in a New Zealand casino tomorrow, OpenMedia available to comment

Privacy pillar Canada United States International February 02nd, 2016
Trade Ministers will gather in Auckland, New Zealand to sign the controversial deal.
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European Commission’s decision to exclude citizens’ feedback from its own public consultation will undermine trust in EU institutions

Free Expression pillar Canada International January 27th, 2016
Over 10,000 individually-written responses to the Commission’s consultation on the role of online platforms ignored in Commission’s initial analysis, including over 2500 from EU citizens 
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European Commission proposal to copyright Internet links and snippets reveals shocking disregard for how the Internet works

Privacy pillar Canada United States International December 09th, 2015
Experts warn that today’s heavy-handed European Commission proposals will stifle free expression and people’s ability to share news and access information online.
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Internet users set to flood public consultation to push back against proposals that would censor free speech and shut down Right to Link

United States International November 16th, 2015
November 17, 2015 – Civil society and digital rights groups are sounding the alarm about a public consultation run by the European Commission on the role of online platforms, the result of which could be new copyright rules that would effectively shut down people’s right to freely link online. The 75,000-strong Save The Link network has created an Internet Voice Tool to send feedback to the Commission as part of their consultation. A recently leaked draft communication on copyright reform reveals that the European Commission is considering copyrighting the act of linking to content freely available elsewhere online. Earlier this year, the European Parliament firmly rejected a proposal that could have resulted in a new EU-wide ‘Link Tax’, and this leaked document appears to be an attempt to raise the issue once more.
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