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Stop the Secrecy

Huffington Post: You are in an Internet prison and you don't even know it

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 14:47 -- OpenMedia

As citizens worldwide continue to have their Internet expression and privacy threatened by international treaties such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we have to remind ourselves that our access to choice and innovation is being stifled by a lack of competition. 

We're standing together with tens of thousands of organizations and people from around the world in defending our Internet freedom. Help us push for transparency in Internet policy and sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom.

Over +115,000 signatures on StopTheTrap.net

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

Thanks to your support, we've reached 115,000 signatures on our campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its invasive Internet provisions. That's 115,000 citizens worldwide who won't stand for a restricted Internet, won't allow the collection of our private data and won't put up with harsh criminalized fines for everyday users.

We're amplifying our 115,000 voices and we're not done yet. Help us put the TPP's Internet trap to bed by signing and sharing our petition at StopTheTrap.net.

TPP to bed

EFF: How CETA replicates ACTA's copyright provisions

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

When the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was rejected earlier this year in European Parliament, many had hoped that it would signal the end for its intrusive copyright legislation. Instead, these Internet restrictions live on through the Canada-EU Trade Agreement.

Help call on the pro-Internet community to stand against these closed-door treaties and sign the Declaration for Internet Freedom.

Macleans.ca: Trans-Pacific Partnership could choke the free Internet

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

With Canada and Mexico formally joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, the number of countries impacted by the secretive Internet provisions of the TPP has increased to 11. More importantly, the citizens of those nations affected could have their personal data compromised, online access restricted and Internet actions criminalized.

Speak out for your Internet freedom at OpenTheTPP.net.

Sydney Morning Herald: UN organization seeks to expand its authority over the Internet

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 15:04 -- OpenMedia

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations organization representing 193 countries, is developing proposals that could reverse Internet accessibility and legitimize undemocratic practices.

Speak out against these continued threats to our Internet use and sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom at http://openmedia.org/declaration.

Vancouver Sun: Canada joins TPP as critics warn Internet rights will suffer

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 17:51 -- OpenMedia

Canada has now been formally admitted into the closed-door negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that could lead to harsh restrictions on Internet use and fines for everyday citizens.

Learn more about the TPP and how it could affect Internet users worldwide at StopTheTrap.net. Read more about Canada's entry into the negotiations at The Vancouver Sun.

Canada TPP

Freedom On The Net 2012 report shows increasing restrictions around the world

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 09:52 -- Anonymous (not verified)

During the revolutions in the Arab World since December 2010, standing government's fates were determined partly by the ability of their people to communicate via online tools and mobile phones. Whenever an uprising started in a new territory, dictators and government officials scrambled to halt the ability for protestors to communicate in many different ways. Other governments looked on fearfully at how their colleagues were coping or failing to address the challenge posed by the internet, hoping to maybe learn a best-practice or two in digital repression.

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