Building Consensus | Weekly News Update from OpenMedia.ca: October 12, 2011
Here's Reilly Yeo and Lindsey Pinto with your Weekly Video News Update.
For the Internet,
The OpenMedia.ca Team
News from this week:
Despite the fact that 8 in 10 Canadians are against warrantless and costly online spying, the government remains stubbornly set on cementing the scheme into law. They’ve nowunleashed a reckless and irresponsible PR campaign that suggests warrantless collection of our private data is “on par with the phone book.” We can’t let them trick Canadians.
The government has millions in its PR budget, but you and I know from experience that innovative online tactics are more effective in spreading the word. We need your support to bring these tactics to Canadians now. Read more »
Canada isn't performing well on the world stage when it comes to Internet speed and cost, but big telecom price-gouging isn't unique to our country. Those fighting for the Internet in the UK are using numbers that Canadians used to demonstrate this for the Stop The Meter campaign.
Pro-Internet community, the world is watching. Let's show them that we can use our stats, as well as our passion and our numbers, to fight for the open, affordable Internet. Read more »
By David Ellis
The CRTC is now doing everything in its power to prove that its phony-balony complaints system will harm – not help – consumers. As I’ll explain below, its handling of the CGO complaints (plural) against Rogers for breaking legitimate online applications (esp World of Warcraft) has become theatre of the absurd. But first, some catching up. Read more »
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