Opinion on Philippine's Cybercrime Law Essay

685 Words Nov 14th, 2012 3 Pages
Cyberspace World War – CYBERCRIME PREVENTION ACT 2012
Twitter, Facebook, Multiply, Tumblr, Wattpad, Youtube, Myspace, and other social-networking sites and blogs have been protesting last month all because of one law. It was just all because of one republic act that they did not even tried to read completely, the CYBERCRIME LAW.
As written in the order of the congress, the Republic Act No. 10175, also known as the “Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012” recognizes the importance of providing an environment conducive to the development, acceleration, and rational application and exploitation of information and communications technology to attain free, easy, and intelligible access to exchange and delivery of information and the need to
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After some Filipinos seen and heard about this, they were still protesting. In one segment of the news broadcast show I watched last September, some of our citizens are protesting as they were walking on the streets of Metro Manila for the reason that the implementation of Cybercrime Law will take away the FREEDOM OF SPEECH of the Filipinos.
Without the freedom of speech, we Filipinos especially the journalists will never have the right to speak of opinions about the happenings and the truth to each one of us. We will be like a society of HUMAN ROBOTS. But the execution of our freedom of expression was NOT EVEN A PART OF THE CYBERCRIME LAW. Try to look at it to realize.
“Ninoy died for FREEDOM, Cory fought for FREEDOM, Noy-Noy KILLED FREEDOM” – a post I saw in Facebook the night after that. I’m wondering why some Filipinos just react like that without even trying to study and understand the Republic Act.
The law was clarified by Sec. Lila De Lima on an interview last October 3 2012. She said that the Cybercrime Prevention Act o 2012 will focus primarily on cybersex crimes, child pornography and lastly to the illegal access of the government sites done by protesters of the Cybercrime Law.
I’m not against for those

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