Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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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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: 8:09 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

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: 8:09 am 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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Stingrays now worst-kept secret amongst Canadian law enforcement agencies

Free Expression pillar Canada May 17th, 2016
It's time for an informed debate about the use of these spying tools -- and for that we need transparency from police.
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Internet as a basic, affordable service for all Canadians: OpenMedia to make definitive case on final day of CRTC hearings Thursday

Free Expression pillar Canada April 27th, 2016
Lack of affordable options and national gaps in access shows Canada’s digital divide crosses both urban and rural boundaries
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New survey reveals that only one in three Canadians are happy with cost of home Internet service

Free Expression pillar Canada March 30th, 2016
CRTC/EKOS report finding unsurprising given OECD data that demonstrates Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for middle of the road service
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Ottawa City Council to vote on key Internet Choice and Affordability motion tomorrow, OpenMedia available to comment

Free Expression pillar Canada February 23rd, 2016
Crucial vote could see Ottawa join Calgary and Toronto councils in opposing Bell's move to crush competition
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City of Toronto votes to support crucial CRTC rules on Internet choice and affordability

Free Expression pillar Canada February 04th, 2016
Council rejects Mayor Tory’s problematic call for federal Cabinet to overturn CRTC rules designed to ensure Canadians have affordable fibre Internet options
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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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