More good news! Yesterday your OpenMedia.ca team was raising your voice in media outlets across the country noting that the new rules for cell phone customers are a positive step forward for Canadians but not enough to fully fix our broken telecom market.
When we took to the airwaves we called on the government to do its part and stop coddling Big Telecom. It looks like they felt the heat from the media and Canadians speaking out relentlessly over recent months at http://demandchoice.ca and now the Industry Minister has responded to our campaign. This morning Industry Minister Paradis announced he will block Telus from taking over Mobilicity’s public spectrum assets and he will block future takeovers that would create “undue concentration” in the market. Read more »
We just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our special ad campaign! We are publishing our ad in a key Washington paper in order to urge US Trade Rep Froman to reject copyright proposals that will criminalize our daily use of the Internet.
Thank you again to everyone who donated, and to our generous supporter who provided us with a time-limited matching funds opportunity!
Recent documents shed some light on why some RCMP members in Manitoba have been reprimanded for abusing their time on duty and the resources available to them in order to breach civilian privacy. The nature of these abuses may surprise you.
In the meantime, many companies may hand over your private information without a warrant and without any obligation to report it to you or Canada's Office of the Privacy Commissioner. Wouldn't you want to know about the warrantless access of your information? Speak up at: http://openmedia.ca/stand
Article from CBC News:
From snooping on spouses to downloading pornography, a number of RCMP members in Manitoba have been disciplined for abusing their time on duty and the resources available to them on the job. Read more »
Well over 100 artists, musicians, journalists, and engaged citizens gathered in Vancouver’s WISE Hall on May 16th for Remix This: A Copyright Cabaret. The event was organized by OpenMedia with the aim of bringing together people from all walks of life to reimagine what copyright should look like in the 21st century.
The event was emceed by the hilarious duo of Deep Rogue Ram (Heather Libby and Kai Nagata). Speakers included Kirby Ferguson (Writer, Director and Filmmaker), Geof Glass (SFU Communications PhD student), Kimberly Baker (local Disciplinary Artist), Martha Rans (Copyright Lawyer and co-founder of Artists’ Legal Outreach), Ellen Broad (Australian Digital Alliance), Erik Ashdown (co-founder of Indiloop), and Rupert Common (Rap Lyricist and Comedian). Read more »