Internet Censorship

Spying, Censorship Threaten Democracy, Web's Inventor Says

CP | Sylvia Hui, The Associated Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

LONDON - The scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web spoke out Friday against what he called a "growing tide of surveillance and censorsh...

We've Never Seen Anything Like it Before

David Christopher | Posted 12.02.2013 | Canada
David Christopher

What an incredible response! It's been just a few days since OpenMedia launched our 'No to Internet Censorship' letter calling on world leaders not to...

The Lesser-Known Elections That Truly Shape Canada's Freedom

David Christopher | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada
David Christopher

Every year, CIRA holds elections and, just like electing a politician to represent your views about how the country should be run, you can elect the CIRA board to represent your views about how the country's Internet should be run. These elections are important. CIRA has considerable resources that could be put more forcefully towards ensuring Canadians have open and affordable options for Internet access. This year four places on CIRA's board are up for election.

Banning Child Porn Won't Hide it From Pedophiles

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Graham Templeton

Try to find some child pornography. Go on. Head to Google, or Bing, or even a porn-specific search engine, and try to devise a search string capable of returning pedophilic images or video. I'll wait. Once you're done, we'll meet back up in the next paragraph. In reacting to the story of murdering pedophile Mark Bridger, who was an avid viewer of child pornography, Cameron leapt to abandon his conservative ideals and swing the hammer of censorship without stopping to ask the single most pertinent question: How did Mark Bridger find this child pornography in the first place?

Defending a Free and Open Internet

David Christopher | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Impact
David Christopher

Internet freedoms are absolutely essential to protecting democratic values in an interconnected age. They are also increasingly under siege. To defend the open Internet, hundreds of thousands of people and organizations, including OpenMedia.org, have come together to support the Declaration of Internet Freedom.

Don't Criminalize Our Internet Use

Catherine Hart | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada
Catherine Hart

Legal experts are calling it "the biggest global threat to the internet." It's called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it will essentially criminalize free use of any website that uses copyrighted material. YouTube, Facebook, blogs with links -- all of it potentially blacklisted under this new order.

The Slow and Painful Death of Freedom in Canada

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Adam Kingsmith

Less than a generation ago, Canada was a world leader when it came to the fundamental democratic freedoms of assembly, speech and information. So perhaps it is time for us Canadians to wake up and smell the suppression -- no longer are censorships solely the purview of tin-pot dictators in far away regimes.

Why We Self-Censor When We Read Online

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Living
Adam Kingsmith

The Internet not only changes what media we view, but how we view it. In order to avoid being overwhelmed by informational anxiety as so much data prattles uncontrollably at us from our screens, we have subconsciously become our own content editors and censorship committees, determining for ourselves which sites are worth frequenting and which ones are not, what content is good and what content is bad.

When the Internet is Blocked, So Is Change in Iran

Mahsa Alimardani | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada
Mahsa Alimardani

In the highly turbulent world of the Middle East, social media has been playing an extremely significant role in raising awareness and inciting change. But in Iran, the internet is closed-off from the outside world, only giving its citizens government-issued propaganda. People like Saman Arbabi are trying to fight this, and we must help in any way we can.

European Protesters Unite Against ACTA

CP | Vanessa Gera, The Associated Press | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada Business

WARSAW, Poland - Protesters took to the freezing cold streets of Berlin, Helsinki and many other European cities Saturday to voice anger at an interna...

Daniel Tencer

PHOTOS: How Western Governments Are Trying To Seize Control Of The Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.16.2011 | Canada Business

Since the Internet went mainstream some 15 years ago, debate has raged over the balance between privacy and the ability of governments to enforce laws...