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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 »

SC explains why only authors may be prosecuted for online libel

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 would be difficult if the complexities of cyberspace are ignored in the crafting of a cyber-libel law, according the Supreme Court.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Aquino defends online libel ruling

President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III threw his support behind the controversial libel provision of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which the Supreme Court declared as constitutional on Tuesday.

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

Online libel won’t stop Archbishop Cruz’s criticism of Aquino admin

Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz. FILE PHOTO

Retired Pangasinan Archbishop Oscar Cruz , a vocal critic of President Benigno Aquino III, said Wednesday the online libel law whose constitutionality has just been upheld by the Supreme Court will not stop him from criticizing and “making fun” of the Aquino administration’s “tuwid na daan.”

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 »

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