#GivingTuesday: Give back to the Internet you love

Today is #GivingTuesday, a special day when the Internet community gives back by supporting changemakers around the world.

Here at OpenMedia, we’re committed to fighting for the open Internet’s power to connect people, improve democracy, and support people making a difference in all kinds of ways.

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Five reasons why the link tax is still a bad idea

We’ve been campaigning for months against the benign-sounding “ancillary copyright”, or what we like to call the ‘link tax’.

The tl;dr of how the law works as it’s currently functioning in Spain and Germany right now is that aggregation services have to pay a fee every time they use a few descriptive words and a link pointing to content that’s available elsewhere online. The law is being lobbied for by large media publishers, looking to shore up their struggling business model with some quick cash from companies who are actually innovating. 

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Topics: Copyright

Digital Journal: TPP analysis reveals many disadvantages for Canadian business

The ‪#‎TPP‬ poses a grave threat to our basic rights to access information and express ourselves on the web. And it will cost us billions of dollars. Tell Trudeau to reject the TPP and its dangerous Internet censorship plan before it becomes law:

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iPolitics: The RCMP wants more online surveillance power. We should say no.

ICYMI: The Mounties want warrantless Internet snooping, again. 

Article by Michael Morris for iPolitics

The Mounties may always get their man, but they shouldn’t always get what they ask for.

That includes warrantless Internet snooping.

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The Next Web: The Internet is in crisis

Surveillance and limits to our online privacy won't solve the security problems we have, it will create an Internet crisis. 
Article by Gabe Fenigsohn for The Next Web

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Topics: Online Spying

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