Cable companies (in the U.S.) finally admit that usage limits are not about congestion as they had insisted for years, and as many companies continue to insist.
Unfortunately, individuals in countries around the world still experience limits on their Internet use. We need an open, accessible, and affordable Internet. Spread the word - sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom and stand up for an accessible Internet: http://openmedianow.net/declaration
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]."
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.
We continue to see threats to Internet use and privacy from the TPP trade agreement and undemocratic expansions of power like that of the ITU. But as ‘Jon Pastel once said, "The Internet works because a lot of people cooperate to do things together.”’
This December, hundreds of you joined OpenMedia as monthly donors through our Allies program, and over one thousand of you contributed with one-time donations. You answered the call to help us stay strong in 2013, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you so much.