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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 »

Gov’t lawyers: Cyber law allows authorities to look into bank transactions

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Government lawyers on Tuesday admitted that collection of traffic data under Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act would include collection of electronic banking transactions.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

It’s criminally liable to like libelous Facebook post, says gov’t lawyer

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The government on Tuesday admitted before the Supreme Court that liking, sharing libelous Facebook and twitter posts can make one person criminally liable, prompting a Supreme Court Justice to say that it creates a chilling effect.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

SC asked to extend restraining order on cyber law

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Petitioners against Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 asked the Supreme Court to extend the 120-day restraining order it issued against the implementation of the law.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Hacktivists’ strike on eve of SC hearing

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Several government websites, including that of the National Food Authority, were defaced early Monday by the “hacktivist” group Anonymous Philippines, drawing attention to the cybercrime law.

Posted: January 15th, 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 »

Justice Velasco urged to inhibit from cyber law deliberations

Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) has sought the voluntary inhibition of Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, Jr. from taking part in determining the constitutionality of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Posted: October 15th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Cyber law should be amended’—Inquirer.net survey

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Many Filipinos believe the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 should be amended, the Inquirer.net survey said Monday.

Posted: October 15th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Audio recording bares nurses fired over Facebook ‘like’ on critical status update

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In July 2012, a nurse at the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital “liked” a Facebook post of a doctor in the same hospital voicing her concerns about management. A month later, the nurse, along with several other employees who “liked” the post, were fired and their certificates of employment withheld.

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

Lawmakers urged to avoid issuing remarks against cyber law

Parañaque Representative Roilo Golez. Photo from http://congress.gov.ph

Petitions against the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 may have flooded the Supreme Court prompting the high tribunal to issue a temporary restraining order, but a lawmaker on Wednesday urged fellow legislators against making hasty remarks.

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

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