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Philippines gags internet with 'draconian' cyber crime law

 
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Philippines gags internet with 'draconian' cyber crime law
The Philippines has approved measures to prosecute users that post “defamatory” comments on social media websites such as

Twitter and Facebook. They will be liable for a fine of 1 million pesos (US$24,000) or face up to 12 years in prison.
Websites that publish the material may also be shut down.

The cyber-law has been branded as ‘draconian’ and a serious violation of freedom of speech by rights groups.
“The cyber crime law needs to be repealed or replaced,” said

Brad Adams, Asia director of the Human Rights Watch. “It violates Filipinos’ rights to free expression and it is wholly incompatible with the Philippine government’s obligations under international law.”

He stressed that while the bill was in action it will have a “chilling effect over the entire Philippines online community.”

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"And I know that when I leave savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard. We are not the wolves at the gate, we are the ones who face them."

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew 10:22

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The Philippines has a huge and thriving social media community.
About one third of the country's 100 million people use the Internet, with nearly 96 percent of them on Facebook.

The prominent human rights lawyer Harry Roque says the law is repressive

With the new law, authorities will have the power to collect data from personal social media accounts and listen into conversations on Internet voice services, such as Skype.

In addition to the Philippine National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation, a special law enforcement unit will help coordinate surveillance.

The activist group Human Rights Watch is alarmed over what it calls the "excessive and unchecked powers" that authorities will have to "shut down websites and monitor online information."

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"And I know that when I leave savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard. We are not the wolves at the gate, we are the ones who face them."

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew 10:22

Wake up, oh sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you
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10/03/2012 12:22 PM
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Re: Philippines gags internet with 'draconian' cyber crime law
Interesting...

Japan just made downloading a criminal offense, punishable by up to 2 years in prison.

>>> [link to torrentfreak.com]
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Interesting...

Japan just made downloading a criminal offense, punishable by up to 2 years in prison.

>>> [link to torrentfreak.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24851697


Wow. I hadn't heard that, thanks!

Downloading pirated material in Japan can now earn you two years in prison and a fine of two million yen ($25,600) for each purloined file, with uploaders facing 10 years in the Big House and a fine five times as large.

The laws – some of the toughest ever enacted against illegal downloaders – were passed in June after strong lobbying from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Downloading has been illegal in Japan for the last two years, but as a civil offense with no sanctions, not a criminal matter with jail time.

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"And I know that when I leave savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard. We are not the wolves at the gate, we are the ones who face them."

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew 10:22

Wake up, oh sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you
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This is it... the beginning of the end.

ONCE FREE SPEECH GOES, IT'S ALL OVER FOLKS.
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This is it... the beginning of the end.

ONCE FREE SPEECH GOES, IT'S ALL OVER FOLKS.
 Quoting: Holy Shit 9788321


It seems as though free speech is getting hammered from every direction. Can't insult Islam, can't cuss on the internet, etc, etc, etc...
"And I know that when I leave savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard. We are not the wolves at the gate, we are the ones who face them."

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew 10:22

Wake up, oh sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you
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My friend from over there said that it's also now 2 years jail time for downloading any torrent or copyrighted materials.

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This is it... the beginning of the end.

ONCE FREE SPEECH GOES, IT'S ALL OVER FOLKS.
 Quoting: Holy Shit 9788321


When that happens, I'll be spending a lot of time in prison.
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In addition to the Philippine National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation, a special law enforcement unit will help coordinate surveillance.


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Now there is a true example of organized crime. The PNP wears uniforms, have a structured organization... and are are all criminals.

I can't count the number of times these fuckers pulled me over on some desolate road and tried -- usually with success -- to extract money from me.

If I was lucky, they would put a chalk mark on my bumper -- so that the remaining checkpoints I went through would already know I had PAID... and let me go without asking for more money.

I learned never to travel late in the month -- when their paycheck had run out and they were more likley to need money...

There were a few good ones out there... but it is so hard to tell who is who.
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This is it... the beginning of the end.

ONCE FREE SPEECH GOES, IT'S ALL OVER FOLKS.
 Quoting: Holy Shit 9788321


We are well beyond the beginning point... we are mid-way through the process.

Many thought the internet was the ultimate communication tool... ultimate free speech. Now they can track you down in minutes via the internet.
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Coming to America november 7th
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ah, the music industry again. fuck them.

good music has not been made for at least 40 years.

i dont need that modern garbage polluting my hard drive.
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ah, the music industry again. fuck them.

good music has not been made for at least 40 years.

i dont need that modern garbage polluting my hard drive.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22828584


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Interesting...

Japan just made downloading a criminal offense, punishable by up to 2 years in prison.

>>> [link to torrentfreak.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24851697


as distinct from browsing unlawful material.

you will find that is pretty much a world standard.
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Re: Philippines gags internet with 'draconian' cyber crime law
The Philippines has approved measures to prosecute users that post “defamatory” comments on social media websites such as

Twitter and Facebook. They will be liable for a fine of 1 million pesos (US$24,000) or face up to 12 years in prison.
Websites that publish the material may also be shut down.

The cyber-law has been branded as ‘draconian’ and a serious violation of freedom of speech by rights groups.
“The cyber crime law needs to be repealed or replaced,” said

Brad Adams, Asia director of the Human Rights Watch. “It violates Filipinos’ rights to free expression and it is wholly incompatible with the Philippine government’s obligations under international law.”

He stressed that while the bill was in action it will have a “chilling effect over the entire Philippines online community.”

[link to rt.com]
 Quoting: Sleeping Giant


There's gotta be a subplot.....

Those Dracos are always scheming

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