Canada Privacy Privacy Deficit Free & Open Internet

Local tech leaders launch #StepUp4Net fundraising campaign for digital rights organization OpenMedia

Fundraising drive challenges tech community to step up and defend the free and open Internet with matching donations up to $50,000

Initial supporters of campaign include: Boris Mann (Managing director @FullStackDotCa), Ian Bell (RosterBot), Mack Hardy (Affinity Bridge), Michael Tippett (Hootsuite etc..), Phillip Djwa (Agentic Digital Media) Steve Rio (BriteWeb), and Tim Bray (Textuality). Other supporters can be found at https://openmedia.org/stepup

The three core concerns driving the campaign are as follows:

1. Broadcast-era media players (MPAA) hope to gain powers to create new liabilities for online service providers and censor content through an agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

2. Large telecom providers hope to gut key Net Neutrality rules so they can force competing services into Internet slowlanes.

3. Out-of-control government surveillance is undermining the trust required for a functioning digital economy and democratic society.

Learn more about the campaign at https://openmedia.org/StepUp

 

About OpenMedia.org

OpenMedia.org is an award-winning community-based organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open Internet. We work toward informed and participatory digital policy by engaging hundreds of thousands of people in protecting our online rights.

 

 

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Contact

David Christopher

Communications Manager, OpenMedia.ca

1-778-232-1858

[email protected]

 

OpenMedia works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free. We create community-driven campaigns to engage, educate, and empower people to safeguard the Internet.

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