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This battle is far from over! MEP Julia Reda's pro-user copyright report goes to a vote of the entire European Parliament on July 8/9, where we expect Old Media giants to again try to insert destructive amendments. Help us protect the gains we’ve made so far and push back against those powerful interests who want to restrict and censor our right to link online! Speak up at ‪#‎SaveTheLink‬

If you're feeling a bit confused by now, you're not alone. 

Article by Cristina Marcos and Vicki Needham for The Hill

The House on Thursday took the first step toward resuscitating the White House’s trade agenda by passing legislation granting President Obama fast-track authority.

Yesterday the U.S. House voted to give itself six more weeks to sort out Obama's trade agenda. It's now more important than ever that we speak out against the TPP, a secretive, internet-censoring deal that would break our digital future. Tell Trade Ministers not to censor the Internet at


Great news everyone! We’ve been hard at work beating back bad proposals that would limit our right to link freely online - a campaign that this morning brought us all the way to the European Union Parliament, and to victory!

This morning, the powerful Legal Affairs committee of the EU Parliament passed what has been described as a ‘pro-user’ report on updating rules about how we share and collaborate online.

Well, here we go again: a powerful committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would kill the FCC's Open Internet rules – or, so-called “Net Neutrality” rules – that we fought hard for and won after a long battle alongside a broad coalition of civil society organizations, Internet freedom groups, and millions and millions of Internet users.

In less than 12 hours key lawmakers will vote on a new scheme that could facilitate the spread of a costly new ‘link tax’ online.  

This backwards censorship plan is supported by a politician named Jean-Marie Cavada, a classic Internet villain who wants to hold onto the past.

Join us in demanding that Cavada backs off plans that would restrict our right to link, before it’s too late.

Old Media lobbyists are backing tomorrow’s EU Parliament vote on costly new ‘Link Tax’ that threatens future of popular websites including reddit and Google News

Obama has made a trip to Capitol Hill in a last ditch attempt to save Fast Track for the TPP. Speak out now at 

Article by Krista Hughes for Reuters 

A raging battle over President Barack Obama's request for "fast-track" authority central to improving U.S. ties with Asia resumes in the House of Representatives next week when lawmakers are expected to try to reverse Friday's defeat of linchpin trade legislation.

This big court win means the net neutrality rules that millions of us fought so hard for go into effect tomorrow!

Article by Amy Schatz for Re Code

A federal appeals court shot down an emergency effort by broadband providers to stop new net neutrality rules from going into effect Friday, saying the companies hadn’t met the “stringent” bar for such a stay.

At OpenMedia in our fight to protect the free and open Internet, we often come up against worthy adversaries. Sometimes they are elected representatives, sometimes they’re industry spokespeople, and sometimes they’re lobbyists. But as we work to move the world towards a more connected digital age, inevitably there will be those who resist.