Posted by Eva Prkachin on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 21:59
The Canadian government is government is pushing forward a double whammy of legislation that could significantly undermine our privacy. Bills C-13 and S-4 threaten to introduce U.S.-style copyright trolling in Canada, allowing telecom companies to share your private information with law enforcement and even private companies without any court oversight. Are you worried about the privacy implications of these bills?
Article by Justin Ling for The National Post
You might want to think twice about downloading a pirated copy of the new Captain America movie — or any other film — thanks to a new federal piece of legislation that was quietly tabled in the Senate this week. Read more »
Posted by Noushin Khushrushahi on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 23:03
“How do you plan to create rules that support the wishes of all the people using the Internet without consulting all of the people who use the Internet? Democratic process needs to be followed when dealing with any system or structure that is relied upon by this many people.”
This comment was put forward by an OpenMedia community member using our Digital Future tool last year, as ultra-secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations were coming to a crunch. Although we knew the TPP was bad, our worst fears were confirmed late last year when Wikileaks released shocking information exposing just how severe the TPP would be for our digital future. Read more »
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.