Posted by Soledad Vega on Friday, August 21, 2015 - 13:15
The government's next round of anti-terror strategies include measures that extend far beyond Bill C-51. This election is our best chance to repeal Bill C-51. Join us and pledge your vote to ensure a surveillance-free digital future for all Canadians at OurDigitalFuture.ca
Posted by Soledad Vega on Friday, August 21, 2015 - 08:45
The new EU 'right to be forgotten' ruling conflicts with our right to knowledge and free expression. Why should people like web companies, politicians, or governments force search engines and other aggregators to remove links to articles about their activities without a judicial process? Learn more below and check out our growing international campaign to Save The Link at SaveTheLink.org
Posted by Josh Tabish on Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 15:59
Our small team at OpenMedia can’t fight every battle we’d like to. One of these battles is being waged through the tireless efforts of Diversity Canada, and their Executive Director Celia Sankar, who joins us today for a guest blog on how the CRTC refuses to apply the protections in the wireless code of conduct – which Canadians fought for together and won – to prepaid mobile phone services.
Essentially, Celia and Diversity Canada are appealing a CRTC decision that allows any of the over 3.7 million customers who use prepaid mobile phone services in this country to be forced into a more expensive monthly plan against their will by Big Telecom giants. Users of prepaid services often includes travellers, senior citizens, low-income Canadians, or anyone who can’t afford what are some of the most expensive mobile phone plans in the industrialized world.
At the heart of the issue is whether prepaid mobile phone subscribers should receive the same protections that people on 1 or 2 year contracts receive. Diversity Canada thinks the answer should be “Yes!”, but they need your help to make the case.
You can get all the essential details below in a guest blog from Celia, and then let the CRTC know where you stand by sending them a comment through their online web portal here before the deadline on September 17.