Supreme Court Upholds Cybercrime Law
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The Public Information Office of the Supreme Court announced Tuesday, February 18, that the high court has upheld the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, including the provision on Internet libel.
SC rules on constitutionality of RA 10175; CPIO to brief at 1:30PM.- SC PIO (Official) (@SCPh_PIO) Pebrero 18, 2014
Republic Act 10175 has drawn widespread controversy, especially among the netizenry, particularly for Section 4c on Internet libel. But proponents of the law say it is aimed at confronting syndicated cybersex and other online criminal activities.
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