Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Over 50,000 Canadians call on Cabinet to reject Bell Canada’s appeal to gut landmark CRTC decision

December 22nd, 2015
OpenMedia and Internet users build definitive case, debunking myths and skewering Bell’s attempts to mislead Canadian policymakers

Final TPP text threatens Internet freedom and will force Canada to overhaul copyright – but will Trudeau go along?

November 5th, 2015
Final text includes provisions to censor the Internet, rob the public domain, and force Canada to import U.S.-style copyright rules 

Litmus test for new government as Big Telecom threatens future of affordable Internet service in Canada

October 21st, 2015
Bell Canada is calling on the new federal Cabinet to overturn pro-customer CRTC requirements to ensure Canadians can access high-speed independent providers

WikiLeaks release of TPP Intellectual Property chapter confirms agreement threatens Canada’s Internet freedom

October 9th, 2015
Confirmed: 20-year copyright term extensions, new rules that would induce ISPs to block websites, and criminal penalties for the circumvention of digital locks

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

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

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

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

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

July 6th, 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

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
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