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Open Media's blog

[url=https://openmedia.org/]OpenMedia[/url] 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. Follow us on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/OpenMediaOrg]@OpenMediaOrg[/url].
Blog - Open Media's blog September 26
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Marie Aspiazu | We thought we'd seen it all, but Bell has pitched an outrageous proposal to protect its outdated model and censor the Internet through NAFTA.
Blog - Open Media's blog September 23
Cynthia Khoo and Tracey Ramsey. Image: OpenMedia
Cynthia Khoo | OpenMedia's external legal counsel Cynthia Khoo reports back from meeting with Tracey Ramsey, NDP Critic for International Trade and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade
Blog - Open Media's blog July 31
NAFTA: Don't trade away our digital rights.
Meghan Sali | OpenMedia's official submission to the NAFTA consultation puts the digital rights concerns of Canadians front and centre
Blog - Open Media's blog May 9
Marie Aspiazu | Corporate greed has insatiable thirst and so, lobbyists are gathering in Toronto to try and resurrect the infamous TPP. But we are not going to let that happen, so here's the plan.
Blog - Open Media's blog May 3
David Christopher | As Toronto hosts two days of high-level TPP talks in an undisclosed location, civil society groups warn that TPP cannot be the basis for Canada's future trade relationships
Blog - Open Media's blog April 13
Victoria Henry | Bill C-51 is finally up for reform, after months of public consultations. But how do we know our feedback is being taken seriously? Presenting CrowdsourceC51.ca
Blog - Open Media's blog April 12
Jesse Schooff | Jesse Schooff explores why laws to keep citizens' data in their country of residence can be both a win and a loss for privacy.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 10
Meghan Sali | The public has lost confidence in trade processes that put the interests of corporate lobbyists before people. But there's a way back from the brink.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 30
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Marie Aspiazu | The combination of multiple spying scandals involving Canadian journalists as well as powerful national opposition to Bill C-51 have sparked a national day of action on civil liberties.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 14
David Christopher | As we face the challenges of 2017, let's all be inspired by these amazing examples of how you helped save the Internet last year
Blog - Open Media's blog January 13
Cynthia Khoo | As you may recall, OpenMedia intervened in a landmark Internet and free expression case at the Supreme Court of Canada, Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions. Here's a recap.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 11
Ruth Coustick-Deal | Notice and…takedown? Staydown? Notice? We explain what these phrases mean and why they're vital to the fight for free expression in 2017.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 10
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Meghan Sali | The fake news phenomenon is taking over the airwaves. But what does "fake news" even mean? Is it possible to legislate against it without sending us down a censorship rabbit hole?
Blog - Open Media's blog November 26
Marie Aspiazu | The TPP in its original form may be dead, but some of its poisonous components remain -- and big media lobbyists will continue to push for them. Join us for a mobilization against against the TPP.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 26
Ruth Coustick-Deal | We're hosting a Reddit AMA! Save the Date and join us for all your #savethelink questions.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 19
Navdeep Bains left, and Mélanie Joly far right.
Cynthia Khoo | Cynthia Khoo briefly analyzes how federal ministers Mélanie Joly and Navdeep Bains are responding to rumours of the "Internet tax" -- a tabled idea that has taken the digital rights world by storm.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 17
Victoria Henry | Our own Victoria Henry argues that Canadians deserve better than Bill C-51 -- we deserve our privacy back.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 16
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Ruth Coustick-Deal | The link is under attack. But right now it’s in the hands of elected representatives that have the chance to stop it and you can tell them directly why they need to Save the Link.
Blog - Open Media's blog November 4
Aleks Besan | Today, with support from 55,000 of you, OpenMedia testified at crucial CRTC hearings, and called on them to End Data Caps. Here's what happened!
Blog - Open Media's blog November 2
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Victoria Henry | Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is asking for your feedback in an online discussion -- let's make sure we speak out!
Blog - Open Media's blog November 1
Meghan Sali | Your OpenMedia team met with top officials at Public Safety Canada about Bill C-51 -- and we had lots to say!
Blog - Open Media's blog October 21
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Marie Aspiazu | As the public hearings on the unpopular Bill C-51 culminate in Halifax tonight, let's look back at how the consultations unfolded throughout the week, and where we go next
Blog - Open Media's blog October 21
Cynthia Khoo | Learn more about the ongoing legal battles between Big Media giant Bell and VMedia, offering an innovative new online TV service. It's time for the law to catch up with the digital era.
Blog - Open Media's blog October 20
Marie Aspiazu | The clock is ticking as the government's public consultations on the TPP close on October 31, so it’s never been more important that all Canadians stand together to knock down the worst trade deal
Blog - Open Media's blog October 20
Marie Aspiazu | OpenMedia's Executive Director testified at yesterday's C-51 public hearings in Vancouver on behalf of 300,000+ Canadians who have spoken out against the unpopular Harper legislation.
Blog - Open Media's blog October 12
David Christopher | With your help, we've just launched a powerful new tool to get Canadian voices on the public record against Bill C-51.
Blog - Open Media's blog October 1
Meghan Sali | Without an exception for nonprofits, monitoring and filtering provisions in the EU Commission's new copyright law would bankrupt some of our favourite services -- like Wikipedia
Blog - Open Media's blog September 29
Katy Anderson | Make their #2016 effort pay off (so they do it again) -- weigh in on the online forum now, all while speaking out against differential pricing.
Blog - Open Media's blog September 28
Meghan Sali | Not only is OpenMedia defending your digital rights at the Supreme Court, but our work will help to eliminate cases of censorship-by-copyright online.
Blog - Open Media's blog September 22
Katy Anderson | With support from over 42,000 Canadians, we've just delivered a 43-page submission against data caps to the CRTC.