Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

European Parliament approves unpopular Link Tax and mandatory content filtering in its final vote on the Copyright Directive

Free Expression pillar United States International March 26th, 2019
Despite massive public outcry and opposition from dozens of experts and academics the European Parliament failed to even allow a vote on amendments
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:46 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

EU Legal Committee Approves Controversial Copyright Directive

Privacy pillar Canada United States International June 20th, 2018
In a major blow to the open Internet, the vote supports push for a link tax and censorship machines that will have a global impact
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:46 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

Access pillar United States International December 14th, 2017
Vote comes amid study that over 83% of U.S. citizens oppose the decision, which will impact all Internet users and businesses
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:46 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle Net Neutrality protections

Free Expression pillar United States International November 21st, 2017
If passed, the order will make the Internet more expensive and give already powerful telecom companies even more control over citizens’ online experience.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 9:46 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

European Parliament’s civil liberties committee strikes blow to dangerous proposals for content censorship

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International November 20th, 2017
Recommendations for a censorship machine were removed, but remaining loopholes are open to abuse by private companies
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 5:46 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

U.S. District Court defends online free expression and principles of intermediary liability with recent decision

Access pillar Canada United States International November 03rd, 2017
U.S. ruling blocks Supreme Court of Canada global takedown decision in Google v. Equustek.
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:46 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

As MEPs prepare for key vote, German government joins growing criticism of European Commission’s content censorship proposals

Privacy pillar Canada United States International September 19th, 2017
In a potentially game-changing development, the EU’s largest member is joining six other nations in questioning the legality of the Commission’s proposed copyright changes
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 5:46 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

OpenMedia joins Massive Internet-Wide Day of Action to defend Net Neutrality and prevent Internet Slow Lanes

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International July 12th, 2017
July 12th Day of Action is backed by thousands of websites, including household names such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, OK Cupid, PornHub, Mozilla, Etsy, Snapchat, and Vimeo
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:46 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Ahead of unveiling of FCC plans to scrap Net Neutrality, Congress urged to hold oversight hearings into FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s proposals

Access pillar United States International April 26th, 2017
House and Senate leaders warned about the loss of Net Neutrality as Pai is widely expected to announce plans to dismantle common carriage safeguards this week
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