Tito Sotto and Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

You might have heard or read that Senator Tito Sotto is warning its critics that the The Philippine Cybercrime Bill, HB 5808, has been approved both houses and it is just currently waiting for the President’s signature for it to become a law.

Tito Sotto

Upholding Honor

What’s in it for me and you?

This is actually good because cybercrime that includes illegal use of network and computer resources, unsoliciated e-communications, hacking and cybersex. But comes with this is that people can sue you of libel from an online defamation, regardless of which media: blogging, social networking sites or anything transmitted electronically.

This is what the senator is pertaining when he claims that he is cyberbullied by my fellow netizens in relation with the alleged plagiarism during one of his privilege speeches in regards to the RH Bill.

Below is the full transcript of the 3rd reading from the House of Congress.

HB 5808 Cyber Crime_ 3rd Rdg.

Disclaimer: I am not legally capable to discuss the bill is about and this is plainly based on my mere understanding using my English comprehension. If you find my opinions contradicting, please consult a legal adviser.

13 thoughts on “Tito Sotto and Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

  1. Scanned the bill but I could not find any provision that speaks about using this bill (law if implemented) to sue people for oral (online) defamation. In other words, how can Sotto use the argument on cyber bullying with this bill? Is cyber bullying a crime now?

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  2. The internet is not a free market place of ideas anymore, not in the Philippines anyway. We all know who inserted that specific clause in the cybercime law, after being lambasted for plagiarizing three separate speeches delivered on the Senate floor. This is a repressive law and stinks heavy with unconstitutionality. So this is it, the gloves are off, people who post comments on Facebook, Twitter etc. can now be sued for libel in much more cunning ways than those in conventional media.

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    • There are the senators that voted YES for the Senate Version of the Cybyercrime Law : Loren Legarda
      Francis Escudero
      Gregorio Honasan II
      Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III
      Pia Cayetano
      Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
      Jinggoy Ejercito-Estrada
      Panfilo Lacson
      Manuel “Lito” Lapid
      Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos
      Ralph Recto
      Vicente Sotto III
      Manny Villar only Teofisto "TG" Guingona voted NO.

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