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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 »

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