Thursday, September 27, 2012

Resistance



It can be defined as, "a force that tends to oppose or retard motion."

Well, with the looming materialization of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, various resistance have upsprung.

In effect, two government websites have taken the first blow of resistance (mwss.gov.ph and http://www.bsp.gov.ph/) as seen here:




Content quoted for clarity:
Anonymous Philippines

The Philippine Government has just passed a bill that effectively ends the Freedom of Expression in the Philippines.

The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 is the most notorious act ever witnessed in the cyber-history of the Philippines, and the language of the bill is cunningly designed to make you think it only applies to individuals who are deep in cyber-technology and doesn't apply to everyone, but some part of the bill basically says it can imprison anyone who commits libel either by written messages, comments, blogs, or posts in sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or any other comment-spaces of other social media in the Internet.

New technologies give us new opportunities to connect with a lot of people not only in this country but all over the world. They can also provide us with a medium through which our political, public and even private views can have an immediate and direct impact on individuals, communities and even countries. It is just so disappointing that our government, in adopting our 80-year-old antiquated libel laws to the Cybercrime Law, again seems to have retarded our march with the rest of the world with respect to giving full force to the people's freedom of expression.

We ask for a revision of the said bill for the betterment of the Filipino denizens.

Protect our Right to Freedom of Expression!

#OccupyPhilippines | Anonymous Butuan | PrivateX | #pR.is0n3r
Lo0p th3 Lo0p | l4stl00k | Blackrain | Anonymous Manila
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The thing is, it's hard to take back freedom when it has already been experienced.  Now, before this gets settled and everything gets worse than it is already (for I can foresee the horrors this could bring kuno) I guess it's time for that branch of government to determine if this bill is unconstitutional or not and if it violates Article 3, Section 4