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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 »

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 resumes oral arguments on cybercrime law

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court resumed hearing oral arguments against the Cybercrime law on Tuesday, according to a report on Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in 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 »

Arrest sparks row over cybercrime law

IN SUPPORT OF PERLING Netizens created this Facebook page to support Esperlita Garcia, who has been sued and arrested for libel for taking her opposition to mining to cyberspace. SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK

Environmentalists and Internet users have rallied behind Esperlita “Perling” Garcia, an anti-mining advocate who was arrested on Thursday on libel charges for a purported critical post on Facebook in spite of the Supreme Court’s suspension of the cybercrime law.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Headlines,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 »

Sotto learns belatedly: We have law on online libel

Senator Vicente Sotto III

With or without the cybercrime law, Internet users could still be charged with libel under the Revised Penal Code, Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said on Tuesday.

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

Noah’s website survives great flood of cyberattacks

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Like the biblical Noah who rode out the Great Flood, this Noah also emerged unscathed.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

NBI: Int’l group behind hacking of gov’t web sites

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Threats to hack web sites of government agencies by a group with an international affiliation have become a matter of national security, according to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) lead agent assigned to the probe.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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