Posted by Josh Tabish on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 22:47
Last week, Canada’s federal court handed down a ruling that media outlets across the country reported as having significant implications for Canadian Internet users. While the headlines have tended to focus on the threats to users’ privacy, and the possibility of U.S.-style lawsuits over alleged infringement coming to Canada, the real-world consequences may turn out to be much less dramatic, as new rules proposed by the court bode well for Canadians.
Posted by Danielle Gannon on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:50
Guest blog by OpenMedia volunteer Micaela Evans
Many Canadians in recent years have made a significant change in their lives, affecting how, when, and where they receive their visual media. More and more people, as each year passes, have slowly made the change from paying for cable TV, to accessing the shows they follow and the news they want to watch, on other digital platforms.
How many people today still pay for cable TV, yet find themselves leaving their TV turned off all too often? The answer; many. Even if we still pay for cable TV, odds are we supplement it with our Facebook news feeds, which showcase current events and viral videos, and also with services such as Netflix or Hulu. Read more »
Posted by Noushin Khushrushahi on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 17:53
Thank you to Cari from the University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies for sharing this great video of her presentation about the Trans-Pacific Partnership's (TPP) extreme Internet Censorship plan. Check it out!
Remember, you can help create an alternative vision for our digital future. Use our drag-and-drop crowdsourcing tool to create a roadmap forward at https://OpenMedia.org/Crowdsource
Posted by OpenMedia.ca on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 21:24
Thanks to you, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have failed to conclude as intended last year. Big Industry lobbyists seem to be losing momentum as more and more global citizens speak out against this ultra-secretive agreement that will criminalize our online activity, cost us money, and break our digital future.
But we've got to keep up the pressure, as talks are scheduled to continue this week.
We've created this handy infographic to outline just how far we've come together - and our roadmap forward for the future.
Together, we have had an impact on these secretive negotiations. Let's keep going to amplify our voices!
Please help us spread the word by sharing this infographic far and wide. And be sure to have your say in creating our positive crowd-sourced alternative to the TPP's Internet Censorship plan.