They note that this provision appears to violate the UN's Human Rights Council, which claims that criminal sanctions against libel are a problem.Also troubling: that section was added by one Senator, Vicente Sotto III, without any public hearing, after Sotto claimed "introducing Internet libel laws would make people more cautious online." Hello, chilling effects.So it is mostly production."Sosa said the crime had spread through the help of wireless technology where users cannot be effectively tracked by law enforcers.
Making do Opponents objected to provisions that would authorise heavy prison terms for online libel, and give the state the power to shut down websites and monitor online activities."Under that law, telcos [telecommunications firms] are required to retain their data or log files within a period of six months.Police in Britain, Australia and the Philippines announced on Thursday that they had jointly dismantled a paedophile ring that streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children as young as six over the Internet. Fifteen victims aged between six and 15 have been rescued, Britain's National Crime Agency said Thursday, adding that 29 people had been arrested, including 11 in the Philippines.Three other ongoing investigations have identified 733 suspects, the agency added.The EFF points us to the news of the Philippines signing into law the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which has a number of interesting and worrisome provisions.The EFF, quite rightly, focuses on the fact that it makes online libel a criminal rather than civil offense, which could lead to jail time.