Quoting from the news website, InterAksyon.com, the new law punishes the
"Cybersex, child pornography, cybersquatting and identity theft, spamming or unsolicited commercial communication, computer-related forgery, illegal access to a computer system and/or illegal interception of data, data interference, including intentional alteration or damaging of data; system interference, including damaging or altering computer data or programs as well as the use of viruses, the misuse of devices; and the use, production, sale, procurement, importation, distribution or making available without right of malware, passwords or codes."
"Violators could face a punishment of prison mayor or reclusion temporal and/or a fine (between P200,000 to P1,000,000) depending on the offense as stated under the new law."
The law also includes and punishes "online libel" or "online defamation". Some people are wary of the inclusion of online libel in the law because it might threaten "democratic and free speech online" and might be used by the government as a tool for censorship.
Filipino internet users have to think twice if what they are publishing online is libelous. The big question is: How do we define or know that something is libelous? The definition or interpretation of what is a libelous word, statement or deed is sometimes very subjective. It's time to read the Cybercrime Law: R.A. No.10175. And this is a must-do for all Filipino Netizens now.
I guess it won't hurt to heed this advice :
THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK!
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