1.What are the salient features of the law?
- System Interference — The intentional alteration or reckless hindering or interference with the functioning of a computer or computer network by inputting, transmitting, damaging, deleting, deteriorating, altering or suppressing computer data or program, electronic document, or electronic data message, without right or authority, including the introduction or transmission of viruses.
- Cyber-squatting – The acquisition of a domain name over the internet in bad faith to profit, mislead, destroy reputation, and deprive others from registering the same
- Computer-related Fraud — The unauthorized input, alteration, or deletion of computer data or program or interference in the functioning of a computer system, causing damage thereby with fraudulent intent
- Cybersex — The willful engagement, maintenance, control, or operation, directly or indirectly, of any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity, with the aid of a computer system, for favor or consideration.
2.Why is the law controversial?
The Philippines Supreme Court has suspended a controversial new cybercrime law that critics say infringes on free speech. The court issued a temporary restraining order, keeping the law from taking effect until it can review whether certain provisions limit civil liberties.
3.If given the chance to repel the law, what would you change or propose in order for it to be more acceptable in the society?
- For me, cybercrime law would be acceptable in the society if we refer to the experience of the netizens , such as posting false informations, bullying and/or spitting foul words that cause to a worst situation.