Naicqueños join online rally vs Anti-Cybercrime law

Oktubre 2, 2012 (Martes). Itim ang naging kulay ng maraming cover photos at display pictures sa internet ng mga taga-Naic bilang pakikiisa sa maraming Pilipinong nananawagan upang itigil ang pagpapatupad sa Anti-Cybercrime Law.

Isa sa mga imaheng umiikot at kumakalat sa internet ngayong araw bahagi ng protesta laban sa Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Sa laganap na protestang tinaguriang “Black Tuesday,” maraming Naicqueño ang gumamit ng itim na larawan para sa kanilang mga account sa Facebook at Twitter. Tinututulan ng mga nagpoprotesta ang pagpapatupad sa Republic Act (RA) No. 10175 o ang Cybercrime Prevention Act. Isa sa mga pangunahing mensaheng ipinasa-pasa sa Facebook ay nagsasaad na, “Today, 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.”

Sari-sari rin ang mga ipinaskil na mensahe ng mga Naicqueño sa kani-kanyang Facebook account gaya ng mga sumusunod:

“I’M A NETIZEN… NOT A CRIMINAL… SAY NO TO CYBER CRIME LAW!!!!!”

“para saan pa ang 1987 constitution of the Philipppines – Article III (Bill of Rights) Section 4”

“Cybercrime Law is E-Martial Law”

“Akala ko ba it’s a FREE COUNTRY??? bat ganan ngayon????”

“Good bye internet teks teks na lang”

“What if someone just hacks your account or makes a fake one and types silly status messages?  Then say hello to prison.”

“[ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛ ʙʟᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ.] (ʀᴀ ɴᴏ. 10175)”

Samantala, tinukoy sa mainstream media ang mga sumusunod na probisyon ng batas na nais ng mga nagpo-protesta na ituring na hindi konstitusyunal:

— Sec. 4 (a)(3), which includes data interference, defined as “the intentional or reckless alteration, damaging, deletion or deterioration of computer data, electronic document, or electronic data message, without right, including the introduction or transmission of viruses,” in the list of cybercrime offenses;

— Sec. 4(b)(3), which lists computer-related identity theft, defined as the intentional acquisition, use, misuse, transfer, possession, alteration or deletion of identifying information belonging to another, as one of computer-related offenses;

— Sec. 4(c)(4), which criminalizes libel, not only on the internet, but also on “any other similar means which may be devised in the future;”

— Sec. 5(a)(b), which identifies other offenses punishable under the law, such as: (a) Aiding or Abetting in the Commission of Cybercrime; and (b) Attempt in the Commission of Cybercrime;

— Sec. 6, which raises by one degree higher the penalties provided for by the Revised Penal Code for all crimes committed through and with the use of information and communications;

— Sec. 7, which provides that, apart from prosecution under the law, any person charged for the alleged offense covered will not be spared from violations of the Revised Penal Code and other special laws;

— Sec. 12, which authorizes the real-time collection of traffic data;

— Sec. 17, which authorizes service providers and law enforcement agencies to “completely destroy the computer data subject of a preservation and examination” order;

— Sec. 19, which authorizes the DOJ to block access to computer data when such data “is prima facie found to be in violation of the provisions of this Act;” and

— Sec. 20, which states that those who fail to comply with provisions of Chapter IV (Enforcement and Implementation), specifically orders from law enforcement agencies, shall face imprisonment of prision correctional (6 months and 1 day to 6 years) in its maximum period or a fine of P100,000 or both, for each noncompliance.

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