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Antigone by Sophocles on #Cybercrimelaw: ‘Oh, denounce it! Thou wilt be far more hateful for thy silence, if thou proclaim not these things to all.’

Taking a line from Sophocles and image by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo.

Inquirer: SC asked to declare cybercrime law illegal.

While saying it was necessary, Guingona said that the law contained “confusing and vague provisions that suppresses the citizens’ right to freedom of speech and expression.”
“Without a clear definition of the crime of libel and the persons liable, virtually, any person can now be charged with a crime—even if you just like, retweet or comment on an online update or blog post containing criticisms,” he said.
RA 10175 also “demonizes technology and sends the message that the computer user is more evil than those who write on traditional media,” Guingona said.
He said its provisions were “an assault against our fundamental constitutional rights and throw us back to the dark ages.”

Image Credit: Antigone by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. Taken from the book Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo & The Generation of 1872 by Alfredo Roces

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