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BREAKING NEWS: Cybercrime Law goes in action, prematurely!

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This is Cybercrime Law in action! (kahit sa October 3 pa magti-take-effect yung law, may umaabuso na.)

This very recent incident will show us how the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (RA 10175) is FLAWED and will indeed cause harm to everyone. These statements by a certain page claiming to be of PNP give us a clear picture of what will happen starting October 3, 2012. One, that is suggested by these statements, is the INVASION of PRIVACY of every netizen. If the government suspects us of having committed a “cybercrime” as defined in the newly-enacted law, they can immediately track us down and monitor our accounts, WITHOUT COURT ORDER.

This is a CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATION. The 1987 Philippine Constitution provides in Article III, Section 3. (1) “The privacy of communication and correspondence shall be inviolable except upon lawful order of the court, or when public safety or order requires otherwise as prescribed by law.”

Familiar, eh? Yes, it exhibits Martial Law, in cyberspace. But not just in cyberspace because threats to our lives continue in the real world — spying, tracking, filing cases against us and the possibility of being punished one degree higher (in case of “online libel”).

Clearly, this law is ANTI-PEOPLE! We CALL the Supreme Court to URGENTLY heed the petitions we filed against the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012!

If the Aquino Government is really democratic, such laws abridging our freedom to exercise our democratic rights should not be passed or approved. In case they have been approved, immediate junking/action to revise shall be done.

Fight for a GENUINELY DEMOCRATIC PHILIPPINES! No to e-Martial Law! Junk the Cybercrime Law! Sign the petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/junk-the-cybercrime-prevention-law

PS: I hope we can use this against the Cybercrime Law

PSS: Can we file a case against the PNP if our evidences will tell us that it is indeed the PNP that is owning the page? I can feel it poses threat to the netizens who commented on that post, esp. to that person whom the PNP addressed such statements.

More photos:

How it started


Source: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=407344995985593&set=a.145337415519687.39609.145291485524280&type=1&comment_id=1016364&ref=notif&notif_t=like&theater

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Author: pchan_august

Juris Doctor (Law) Student. Iskolar ng Bayan. Activist. Environmentalist. Frustrated Singer, Poet and Writer. Computer Enthusiast. Servant of the Masses. God's Servant.

One thought on “BREAKING NEWS: Cybercrime Law goes in action, prematurely!

  1. hello everyone,.. i was out of the house for a birthday party at ngayon ko lang nabasa tong mga comment ng taumbayan.. i have also come across the PNP’s statement and I welcome such development, yaong pag-iimbestiga sa nangyari…

    i just want to clarify that I do not have the intention to accuse the PNP right away since i don’t have any basis to do so… that is why I wrote “These statements by a certain page CLAIMING to be of PNP give us a clear picture of what will happen starting October 3, 2012.”

    the main purpose that I posted it was to expose how the Cybercrime Law can be used against us. In fact, our lawmakers have already told us such in the past days and coincidentally, here comes a clearer picture of that.

    another thing, from the recent developments, we have seen another flaw of the Cybercrime Law which have already been articulated by netizens — the Law is not easy to be enforced bec of the complexity of the cyberspace’s structure.. sige, they have the ability to track people but what if yaong nagpost ng mga statement na akala nila’y “libelous” o “committing cybercrime” ay sa mga internet cafe nagpost, paano nila ma-ta-track? hindi naman po siguro pwede na yaong may-ari ng internet cafe ang huhulihin… for example, yung Anonymous PH nga di pa nila nata-track hanggang ngayon, eh, kung matatandaan, hinack din nila yung govt sites before… this only shows how the law is IMPRACTICAL to be implemented…

    If the PNP was offended by my post, with all due respect, I would like to express my sincere apology.. Again, my main intention was to expose and oppose the Cybercrime Law…

    For those who are against the Law, we would like to inform you that KABATAAN Partylist has already filed our petition to the Supreme Court kanina. There have also been several petitions filed by concerned individuals.

    “Tomorrow, October 2, the Supreme Court sitting en banc is set to hear several petitions for prohibition against the Cybercrime Prevention Law.

    If the high court junks these petitions and disapproves the request for a temporary restraining order (TRO), the Cybercrime Prevention Law will take effect the following day, forever changing the Internet landscape in the Philippines — possibly even killing Internet freedom.

    As a sign of protest, please take down your profile pictures and cover photos and change it to a SIMPLE BLACK IMAGE.”

    Fight for GENUINE DEMOCRACY! Protect our rights! Junk the Cybercrime Law! GOD BLESS! ^____________^

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