Stop the Secrecy


Big Cable lobbyists are pushing to make the Internet less affordable.

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

This community has been taking strides toward more open and affordable Internet access worldwide – but big industry lobbyists are pushing to do things like meter (read: discourage) your Internet use, and charge you more for less. That's one reason it's so important that together, we keep using the Internet to save the Internet.

Article by Gerry Smith for the Huffington Post:

The cable industry wants Internet users to go on a diet.

EFF: A look back at online spying in 2012

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

Our online privacy came under siege in 2012, but together we're building an amazing Internet freedom community to push back and protect our digital rights. There's a lot to do in 2013, but we have incredible momentum—we at OpenMedia are so excited to stand with you this year.

Why I support OpenMedia: Christina's story

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

We asked our community to share stories about why they support our work as part of our yearly December Allies Drive. Christina Bub of Ontario, Canada had this to say: 

"OpenMedia does all the leg-work – they tear down the hurdle that prevents people from taking action, so their campaigns reflect the true number of like-minded people who care about the open Internet." 
Help us continue to work for you by making a contribution to OpenMedia at and read more of Christina's story here.

Christina - OMca

Stifling Freedom of Expression: The Internet Under the TPP

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

Last week, the 15th round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership wrapped up in New Zealand. The secretive agreement, which has allowed for very little public input, will provide new ways for Big Media to criminalize your Internet use. Concerned about what the Internet will look like under the TPP? You should be.

Today is Internet Freedom Day!

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

Today is the one-year anniversary of the pro-Internet community’s successful Internet blackout protesting the restrictive SOPA and PIPA. Support Internet freedom and celebrate today as Internet Freedom Day.

Into the 21st century.

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

The UK government finally updated their copyright legislation, bringing it into step with the way individuals use the technology. It's now legal for “people to copy digital content they have bought onto any medium or device that they own [for personal use]."

UK surveillance devices to monitor your Internet activity

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

The UK is planning to install surveillance devices to track citizens' Internet activity on websites like Facebook, Google Chat, and Twitter. Raise your voice against threats to online privacy and resist acts that could make it easier to implement the Trans-Pacfic Partnership (TPP), which would criminalize many of your everyday uses of the Internet. Speak up for your Internet freedom by signing the Declaration of Internet Freedom

Article by Raphael Satter for Associated Press: