Stop the Secrecy


Don't let your Internet use be criminalized

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

The International Intellectual Property Alliance is demanding countries like Canada and Spain be placed back on an intellectual property ‘watch list’. This comes after both countries acceded to demands and made their copyright laws much more restrictive.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trap and you.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne


As negotiations for the secretive and extreme Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement loom, check out this article detailing some of the ways that this and other trade agreement threaten your online rights and privacy on the Internet. Fight for a free and open Internet - call on your government to make the TPP transparent and accountable to the public interest:

Article by Maira Sutton for The Daily Dot: 

You're inspiring

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

What does the Internet mean to you? Connection to loved ones? Opportunity to succeed? Free expression?

Whatever the reason, you helped fight for Internet freedom, and you’ve become an inspiration to people all over the world.

What do you think comes next for 2013?

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

The Internet community faced many challenges in 2012 - threats to freedom of expression, access to information, and online privacy - meeting them head on and shared many successes.

Fighting for Internet and user freedom

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

The fight continues for an open Internet - check out this article where pro-Internet Senator Ron Wyden made a push for the Internet and its users at the CES conference this week.

Article by Joe Mullin for ARStechnica:


A step in the right direction for an open and affordable Internet.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

With soaring Internet fees and a growing digital divide, New York is taking a step in the right direction. But we deserve open and affordable Internet access to become a common and widespread aspect of daily life. New York's mayor puts it well, “to become the world’s leading digital city...universal access to high-speed Internet is one of the core building blocks of that vision.” With your help, we’re working to make this vision a reality in the new year and beyond.


Article by Sarah Frier and Henry Goldman for Bloomberg:

EFF Reviews Canada's Victory Against Online Spying Bill C-30

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

Looking back at 2012 you should feel proud of what you've been part of. For example, our friends at Electronic Frontier Foundation put together this review of a winning against online spying in Canada:

This year we spoke out decisively and clearly to bureaucrats and lobbyists: Don't touch our Internet, our privacy, our future.

~Thank you for being a part of this.

OpenMedia's Reilly Yeo: A garden of online innovation

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

Check out this volunteer-made video of our own Reilly Yeo, who explains why the open Internet is so important. Spread it around to show why your involvement in our digital future is crucial.

*Whether it's making a video like this one or simply sharing a link, we're so proud of the work this community does—keep it up!