Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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

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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In historic decision, Canada joins small handful of nations that define high-speed Internet as a basic service

December 21st, 2016
Canada’s telecom regulator rules that all Canadians must have access to high-speed Internet, setting a positive example for the rest of the world
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 3:20 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Susan McLennan appointed as Board Chair of OpenMedia

November 04th, 2016
Appointment means that OpenMedia is now helmed by two women, Susan McLennan as Board Chair and Laura Tribe as Executive Director
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OpenMedia submits intervention to critical Supreme Court of Canada case that could shape the future of free expression online

October 05th, 2016
Today’s deadline sees all intervenors submit arguments in a case that Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has called one of the most important the Court will hear this year
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EU Commission formally proposes Link Tax to European Parliament as part of new Copyright Directive

September 14th, 2016
Commission submits “some of the worst copyright rules in the world” to the European Parliament, including unprecedented new Link Tax powers for publishing giants
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 10:20 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Critical Supreme Court case could shape future of the Internet

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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Disappointing ruling by EU’s highest court sets worrying global precedent for how we share and access information online

September 08th, 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that it can be illegal for websites  merely to link to copyrighted content, even if they don’t host such content themselves
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Advocates warn leaked EU copyright directive is worse than feared

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: 10:20 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

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

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: 10:20 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

OpenMedia announces new Executive Director

July 18th, 2016
OpenMedia is pleased to announce the selection of Laura Tribe as its new Executive Director.
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