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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Information : Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 - Republic Act No.10175

I do not know if Filipino internet users or Netizens will be happy to hear about this new law passed by the Congress and already signed by President Aquino, which will soon take effect. I am referring to the internet-related law called Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 ( Republic Act 10175) or in short  the Cybercrime Law. 

Quoting from the news website,, 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 :


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  1. Who is afraid of the law in the Philippines? RA 9646 nga na professionalization ng Real Estate Service Practitioners, 2009 pa eto naging batas hindi pa rin na-iimplement, ang dami pa ring colorum professionals nagkakalat sa mga malls. Ehhh eto nanaman gumawa nanaman ng bagong nakakaloka na batas na tinatawag na CyberCrime na merong naka-insert na anti-cyberlittering provision. Klaro naman na etong batas na eto ay gamitin lang ng mga mayayamang may kaya pang ads sa TV at ng mga politiko para mas lalong makakalamang sa competition laban sa mga gumagapang na mga mahihirap. Kawawa mga mahihirap nitong RA 10175 at kawawa din lahat maging criminal na hanggang maging makapal na mga mukha ng lahat na Pilipino maging tolerant sa crimes. In other words, the more laws are made, the more laws are left unimplemented, the more it nortures the Filipinos to become more naturally tolerant to crimes. Besides, internet advertising is the cheapest alternative to promote a small business or small politician, it is the only chance for the the thriving small to crawl up the river. What the government should pay attention to criminalizing is the paper flyposting of commercial and political ads in public places and open walls because it's an eyesore.

    1. I agree with you Sir John, the internet is something revolutionary and free, and here's a law limiting its use to ordinary Filipinos. Internet is the great equalizer of this century, but unfortunately with the passage of this law it has put Filipinos again at a disadvantage. Parang binaril natin ang sarili nating paa.