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SC junks motions vs cybercrime law

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed all pending motions for reconsideration of its Feb. 18 ruling that the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10175) was constitutional, except for a provision that grants the Department of Justice the power to block websites.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Sharing, liking are not cyberlibel, Supreme Court shows why

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Criminalizing the “aiding or abetting” of online libel and prosecuting those who simply receive and react to defamatory social media posts will be difficult if the complexities of cyberspace are ignored in the formulation of a cyberlibel law, according to the Supreme Court.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In the Know: The cybercrime law

Suspects in an alleged internet porn operation cover their faces as they stay at the Cybercrime division of the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. RA 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, punishes content-related offenses such as cybersex, child pornography and libel which may be committed through a computer system.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, was signed into law by President Aquino on Sept. 12, 2012.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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 »

Angara, Sotto welcome indefinite TRO on cyber law

Senator Edgardo Angara

Senator Edgardo Angara, the principal author of the Cybercrime Prevention Act, welcomed the indefinite temporary restraining Order (TRO) on the law handed down by the Supreme Court (SC) Tuesday.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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