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OpenMedia to meet TPP negotiators

Media | 06/26/2014 2:50 pm EDT

OpenMedia.ca said Thursday it is going to meet negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership when they convene in Ottawa in early July, and it is inviting the public to provide input into various related issues, including Internet censorship. It's been reported by various publications that representatives of a dozen countries, including Canada, will meet in Ottawa from July 3 to 12 to negotiate elements of the TPP, which would create one of the world's largest free trade zones. OpenMedia said in a press release that proposed elements of the agreement would limit free expression on the Internet. It said some of the "extreme copyright provisions" would have entire families kicked on the Internet based on unproven allegations of copyright infringement. "Millions of people around the world are speaking out about the...

Advocacy groups object to nominee for privacy commish

Media | 05/30/2014 7:25 pm EDT

OpenMedia.ca said Friday it has sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper — on behalf of itself and other advocacy groups — protesting his nomination for a new federal privacy commissioner. OpenMedia, which advocates for an open Internet, said in a news release that its letter has been signed by other groups, such as the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), B.C. Civil Liberties Association, B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). In the letter, which OpenMedia linked to in its release, the...

Spotlight on Quebecor after Telus reportedly ends Mobilicity bid

telecom | 05/21/2014 8:52 pm EDT

Analysts speculated Wednesday about the possibility of Quebecor Inc. stepping up to purchase Mobilicity following a report that Telus Corp. has withdrawn its offer. An article, which appeared on the...

OpenMedia joins fight in U.S. over net neutrality

telecom | 05/13/2014 3:56 pm EDT

OpenMedia said Tuesday it is actively fighting a proposal in the United States that would allow content companies to pay service providers for faster access to end users on the Internet, arguing that such a policy would affect the...

Use spectrum auction proceeds to improve Net access: OpenMedia

telecom | 03/26/2014 8:39 pm EDT

A group that promotes open access to the Internet said the federal government should use funds from the 700 MHz spectrum auction to improve accessibility to high-speed Internet in Canada. In a press...