Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Leading digital rights organization throws support behind National Day of Action against the government’s Secret Police Bill C-51

Access pillar Canada March 10th, 2015
OpenMedia is encouraging Internet users across Canada to support events in over 35 cities this Saturday March 14

New copyright law is already being abused to threaten Canadian Internet users with ridiculous penalties for downloading

Access pillar Canada January 08th, 2015
Government needs to take action to prevent foreign Big Media companies from sending misleading notices that threaten $150,000 lawsuits and disconnection from the Internet 

As high-level TPP talks continue in Washington D.C., OpenMedia holds face-to-face meetings with key negotiators to demand end to secrecy

Access pillar United States International December 10th, 2014
Thursday December 11, 2014 – As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks continue in Washington, D.C., negotiators are set to feel the heat from public interest groups outraged at the secrecy surrounding the talks. The organizations say it’s past time for TPP negotiators to follow the example of the European Commission which recently released to the public the draft text of a similar Trans-Atlantic deal.

President Obama’s call for strong rules against Internet slow lanes a positive sign for Internet users around the world

Access pillar United States International November 10th, 2014
November 10, 2014 – This morning U.S. President Barack Obama released a decisive statement urging the FCC to use the strongest measures possible to ensure strong net neutrality rules keep the Internet an open playing field, stating “no service should be stuck in a ‘slow lane’ because it does not pay a fee.” International digital rights organization OpenMedia welcomes this strong statement from the President, as recent rumors reported in the Wall Street Journal suggested that the FCC was still considering rules allowing slow lanes online. In his statement, President Obama directly refers to Title II reclassification, a strong and enforceable approach that Internet freedom advocates - including OpenMedia - have been fighting to implement for the past year, saying: “I'm asking the FCC to classify Internet services under Title II of the law known as the Telecommunications Act.”

Fight against Online Spying Bill C-13 will continue, as government prepares to ram unpopular legislation through House of Commons today

Access pillar Canada October 20th, 2014
Controversial bill is opposed by huge majority of Canadians, with even the government’s own supporters opposing it by over 2.5:1

Canadians weigh in on CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV hearing through report released today: “The future of TV is the Internet”

Access pillar United States International September 19th, 2014
Community-based release a crowdsourced report based on input from Canadians about priorities for the future of digital services in Canada.

Fresh revelations that CSEC retained private communications of Canadians underline need for much stronger transparency, oversight, and accountability, says

Access pillar Canada August 20th, 2014
Report will do little to assure law-abiding Canadians who simply want to communicate online without being spied on by their own government