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SC: Online libel law legal

Militants gather in front of the Supreme Court building in Manila on Tuesday to protest against the cybercrime law.  INQUIRER PHOTO/NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday, the constitutionality of a provision in the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 penalizing online libel amid fears it would infringe on Internet freedom.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOJ wants online libel junked

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) will present to the next Congress “enhancements” to the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which would include junking the provision that makes online libel a crime.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

SC extends indefinitely suspension of cyberlaw

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended indefinitely its order suspending the implementation of the cybercrime law, which would penalize with imprisonment offensive posts on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites and which critics said would violate the constitutional guarantee of freedom of expression.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

CA affirms libel case vs teen blogger for ‘maligning’ another girl

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld a decision by a Marikina Regional Trial Court (RTC) to proceed with a libel case and the issuance of arrest warrants against a minor and five other persons for alleged defamatory posts on a social networking site.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

SolGen defends cybercrime law at SC

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Launching the government’s defense of the controversial cybercrime law before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza began by assuring the tribunal that the law aimed at combating crimes on the Internet was not a “24-7 Big Brother’’ lurking in cyberspace.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

SC told cybercrime law sucks like vampire

SERENO TAKES CHARGE  Justices of the Supreme Court take their positions in the first oral arguments on the cybercrime law presided over by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (center).  Flanking the Chief Justice are Justices Antonio Carpio and Teresita Leonardo de Castro, as Bienvenido Reyes and Marvic Leonen make their entrance. RAFFY LERMA

Likening the cybercrime law to a vampire that “sucks the life out of freedom of speech and expression,” Sen. Teofisto Guingona III on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to strike down specific provisions of the law.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

SC hears petitioners vs cybercrime law

Lawyer Harry Roque on Sunday said he was one of the five speakers to deliver their oral arguments on the anticybercrime law on Jan. 15, specifically on the subject of online libel and how the Internet works. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has elected five counsels to argue before the court against various aspects of Republic Act No. 10175—the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012—subject to its confirmation.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

87% of Filipino Internet users have been victims of cybercrimes–DOJ

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Almost 9 out of 10 Filipino Internet users have been victimized by cybercrime or a malicious activity on the Internet at one time or another, the Department of Justice (DOJ) primer on facts and trends about cybercrimes committed in the country, said on Tuesday.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Infotech,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

De Lima vows to protect rights, freedoms if SC upholds cybercrime law

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. SENATE POOL PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima vowed on Monday to protect constitutionally guaranteed rights and freedoms should the Supreme Court uphold the anti-cybercrime law.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

DOJ to continue educating public on cyberlaw

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Justice will continue to educate the people on the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act even after the Supreme Court’s issuance on Tuesday of a 120-day temporary restraining order suspending the said law’s implementation.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Sex video: First test case for cyber law

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A 17-year-old girl may not get the help for now from authorities in her attempt to stop a 2-year-old sex video involving her that has gone viral on the Internet.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

3 more petitions filed in SC against cyberlaw

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Three more petitions against the Cybercrime Prevention Act were filed Monday in the Supreme Court, bringing the number of cases against the new law to 15.

Posted: October 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

DBM website still being fixed after hacking attacks

The website of the Department of Budget and Management has remained inaccessible, as of Thursday, as the DBM continued to do security checks following the two hacking attacks on its site last Wednesday, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said.

Posted: April 26th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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