The EU’s Link Tax Will Kill Open Access And Creative Commons News

By Cory Doctorow, -

All this month, the European Union's "trilogue" is meeting behind closed doors to hammer out the final wording of the new Copyright Directive, a once-noncontroversial regulation that became a [...]

How Local Governments Can Provide Network Neutrality, Privacy, And Access For All

By Staff, -

As the Federal Communications Commission in the Trump era dismantles vital rules protecting net neutrality and users’ privacy, Americans need an internet provider that they can trust and is [...]

Lifeline Program Changes Could Cut Low-Cost Internet For Thousands In Ohio

By Julie Washington, -

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A federal program that helps low-income people afford internet service in their homes is in the Federal Communications Commission's crosshairs. Under changes the FCC recently [...]

Voters Say ‘Yes’ To City Run Broadband In Colorado

By Jon Brodkin, -

By Jon Brodkin for ARS Technica - Industry groups tried to convince voters to reject the municipal broadband network; the city's mayor called it a "misinformation" campaign by the broadband [...]

Who Will Save The World From Digital Colonialism?

By Staff, -

By Staff of Media Diversified - UN Sustainable Development Goal 9: strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020. Internet for everyone, [...]

Digital Denied: Systemic Discrimination Keeps Communities Offline

By Dana Floberg, -

By Dana Floberg for Freepress - Internet access is a necessity for engaging in our communities, searching for employment and seeking out educational opportunities — but too many people are still [...]

FCC Chairman’s New Initiatives Will Restrict Access To Information

By Staff, -

By Staff of RSF - To ensure net neutrality, the US government must guarantee equal access to the Internet, regardless of which subscription people are using. If this principle is threatened, ISPs [...]

Publicly Funded Research Should Be Publicly Available

By Elliot Harmon, -

Today is the third day of Copyright Week, and today, we’re focusing on open access. As EFF put it in the Copyright Week principles: "The results of publicly funded research should be made [...]