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OpenMedia.ca: Standing up for Internet freedom

Yesterday saw Syria’s Internet and mobile communications ‘shut off’ from the outside world. If repressive regimes have their way at next week’s ITU discussions, this restrictive governance of Internet use could be legitimized and applied to citizens wo… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Standing up for Internet freedom

OpenMedia.ca: European Parliament Opposes Restrictive Measures in Both CETA and ITU

According to Internet freedom group European Digital Rights, provisions that would criminalize our Internet use may be dropped from the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA)! While the battle isn’t… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: European Parliament Opposes Restrictive Measures in Both CETA and ITU

OpenMedia.ca: How the ITU could put the Internet behind closed doors

Repressive regimes could gain dominant control over the Internet following next month’s ITU discussions. This would mean greater surveillance over everyday online activity, more expensive access costs, and strict censorship that would have governments … . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: How the ITU could put the Internet behind closed doors

OpenMedia.ca: News Limited Network: United Nations wants control of web kill switch

A closed-door meeting to be held next month will determine if your Internet use will become governed by a UN agency – the ITU – in imposing greater controls and limiting personal expression…. . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: News Limited Network: United Nations wants control of web kill switch

OpenMedia.ca: Your Voices Were Heard: ITU Makes Important Step Towards Transparency

We’ve had some major victories lately in making sure that the rules around telecommunications keep public interest at the centre. You recently spoke out against Bell’s attempted takeover of … . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Your Voices Were Heard: ITU Makes Important Step Towards Transparency

OpenMedia.ca: We’re hosting a Reddit AMA – join us!

We’re on Reddit today from 9AM – 7PM EST talking about Internet freedom, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what comes next for our StopTheTrap.net campaign.

Throughout the day, we’ll be joined by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Professor Michael Geist and various digital rights experts from Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, InternetNZ, Electronic Frontiers Australia, Public . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: We’re hosting a Reddit AMA – join us!

OpenMedia.ca: What’s the Deal? Demand Transparency for the TPP

Canada has officially joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, and has done so as a second-tier partner, meaning that we have had to accept, sight-unseen, the provisions that have already been negotiated. As Ottawa law professor Michael Geist put it in an interview with the Vancouver Sun, “just by entering into discussions we . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: What’s the Deal? Demand Transparency for the TPP

OpenMedia.ca: Bringing the Online Spying Bill into focus

The federal privacy commissioner is speaking out against websites collecting personal information and data, but a larger threat to Canadian Internet privacy still exists in the form of the Online Spying Bill C-30.

Learn how this warrantless legislation could invade your Internet use at StopSpying.ca and read more about this story at CBC.ca.

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OpenMedia.ca: OpenMedia joins Freedom Not Fear in fighting surveillance measures that threaten Internet freedom

We at OpenMedia are proud, this year, to be a part of a coalition of more than 150 organizations that share a common goal: freedom, not fear.

Every September, the Freedom Not Fear Coalition meets in many different places around the world to reinforce the push for fundamental rights like privacy, free . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: OpenMedia joins Freedom Not Fear in fighting surveillance measures that threaten Internet freedom

OpenMedia.ca: Geist: Setting the Stage for the Next Decade of Open Access

A group of researchers from around the world have been discussing a plan for ‘open access’. Their goal is one that would remove barriers to obtaining educational materials online so that the worldwide community could benefit from shared research and knowledge.

Education is one of the many reasons that the pro-Internet community . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Geist: Setting the Stage for the Next Decade of Open Access

OpenMedia.ca: EFF: How the Trans-Pacific Partnership will affect Canadians

The many provisions within the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement include a copyright chapter that could severely impact everyday Internet use. Fines would be administered, content and entire websites would be removed and your private data could become compromised.

Read on for an interview with Professor Michael Geist that helps to address Canadian . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: EFF: How the Trans-Pacific Partnership will affect Canadians