A global coalition of Internet infrastructure companies opposes the Bell Canada-led FairPlay Canada plan to block websites on the ground that the plan, which "lacks accountability and oversight", would weaken both the Canadian economy and our Internet leadership globally.
The latest manifestation of the ongoing attack on digital rights and net neutrality in Canada, led by Bell Canada, proposes the creation of the so-called “Internet Piracy Review Agency” (IPRA), a dictatorship-style Internet policing agency that would facilitate the blocking of Canadians’ access to websites Bell and other leading Canadian Internet service providers dislike.
Democratic Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel dissented against the US Federal Communications Commission's 3-2 vote to dismantle net neutrality. Read the the two dissenters' statements.
The election of Donald Trump as US president, and appointment of pro-industry Ajit Pai as the commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, will have a lasting negative impact on net neutrality, a cornerstone of the open Internet.
by Trevor Timm | Electronic Frontier Foundation, Jan. 18, 2013: One year ago today, Internet users of all ages, races, and political stripes participated in the largest protest in Internet history, flooding Congress with millions of emails and phone calls to demand they drop the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)—a dangerous bill that would…