Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Win for Canadians as Mélanie Joly puts Internet at centre of our cultural future

Free Expression pillar Canada September 28th, 2017
Creative Canada policy framework rules out new Internet taxes, safeguards Net Neutrality, and embraces a digital future for Canadian culture
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 11:55 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: 6:55 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Privacy Commissioner’s report calls on the RCMP to increase transparency around the use of cellphone surveillance tools

Free Expression pillar Canada September 14th, 2017
A complaint launched by OpenMedia into the use of IMSI-catchers (a.k.a Stingrays) reveals that six warrantless deployments of the device violated the Charter
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EU states raise questions about how new copyright law would be at odds with fundamental rights

Free Expression pillar International September 05th, 2017
Article 13 of the proposed updates to the Copyright Directive is in direct conflict with existing EU legislation and creates an unworkable legal framework
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 6:55 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Leaked copyright proposal shows momentum building behind positive alternative to the Link Tax

Free Expression pillar International August 31st, 2017
Documents from the Council of the EU reveal that member states are divided on whether to impose controversial new fees on the sharing of links and news snippets online
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 6:55 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Civil society urges trade decision-makers to consider the impacts of NAFTA on digital rights

Access pillar Canada International August 18th, 2017
Organizations from Mexico, Canada and the United States highlight the need for increased transparency and urge the exclusion of intellectual property provisions
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CRTC must remain responsive to the needs of Canadian consumers and take bold action to increase choice and affordability

Access pillar Canada July 18th, 2017
The appointment of a new chairperson with industry ties will be a test as to whether the regulator can remain committed to the goal of Internet as a basic service
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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: 11:55 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Disappointing Supreme Court ruling has worrying implications for online free expression and access to information in Canada and across the globe

Privacy pillar Canada June 28th, 2017
We're worried that governments and commercial entities will see this ruling as justifying censorship requests
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National Security reforms are a major step forward, but do not tackle many of Bill C-51’s biggest problems

Access pillar Canada June 20th, 2017
The government’s new National Security Act 2017 will need to be substantially strengthened as it progresses through Parliament to protect the privacy of Canadians
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