Mocha Girls don't like it.
Raissa Robles provides a narrative on how RA 10175 came to life and which legislators are responsible for certain provisions:
raissa robles | The Cybercrime Law was brought to you by 7 senators & 12 congressmen
It provides a good look at the legislation process too for those interested.
here's the beef: we're all talking about Sec. 4 on online libel, right? well even if one day they deleted Sec. 4, it will still be retained under Sec. 6 that covers the entire Revised Penal Code (that includes libel) and now punishing EVERY OFFENSE under the RPC one degree higher if it has an internet component such as a single email.
This insertion (Section 6) not only turned all jailable crimes in the country into cybercrimes. It added that “if committed by, through and with the use of information and communications technologies…the penalty imposed shall be one degree higher…”
And when they do start looking into your data, what's stopping them from engaging in fishing expeditions?
This is very much similar to the police checking your registered place of residence, which they can do legally from the outside, but have the ability, somehow, to look inside your house without your permission. And then they ask the courts to issue a warrant so that they can now legally do a search and/or seizure.
I, also, opted to not go into too much detail to avoid making the article too technical. Yes, most media files will not be readily identifiable nor humanly readable. But, reconstructing packets will be a trivial activity for any network engineer with worth. The law clearly says "origin, destination, route, time, date, size, duration, or type of underlying service". IP filters will not provide a lot of these. The next step up from IP filters is the packet sniffer.
New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/wo...ilippines.html
The Philippines, the so called social networking capital of the world, can soon become the world's largest prison. ;)
Are you ready for a prison dance video? :p
Speaking of cybersex...
I'm sure cybercops will argue that Esquire is a code name for escort. Due cause! :p
Breaking news: PMAP models frisked and handcuffed by Cyber Cop Logan. :D
Admittedly, I did simplify it to the danger of over-simplification. But, if I didn't, I would have lost my target audience, the lay people.
After seeing that esquire video, I lost my train of thought and forgot what I was going to post lol.
Anyway, I would guess the government would have their sights at the journalists. If it was taken seriously, it would definitely change the way they write their articles and opinion. I only hope it doesn't change the impact it has on the readers.
Ah this is too bad. :-(