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Draft Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act

Posted by Jaime Raphael Licauco, CISSP, GSEC on August 10, 2009

In case you’d like to see the current draft bill being deliberated in Congress, you can find it here.

Articles in the end of May with relation to the Cybercrime bill:
(Newsbreak) Latest sex video scandal highlights need for cyber crime law
(Computerworld Philippines) National ICT Month

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2 Responses to “Draft Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act”

  1. ocean said

    hmm.. no clause on software piracy? or is it because its guided by another (yet unenforced) law, like, intellectual property code..?

  2. Jaime Raphael Licauco said

    Thanks for the comment 🙂

    You’re actually correct, its covered under the Intellectual Property Code, RA 8293, found here:
    http://www.chanrobles.com/legal7copyright.htm

    The E-Commerce Act also covers it, however its when networks are used, Sec 33 states that:
    “Piracy or the unauthorized copying, reproduction, dissemination,distribution, importation, use, removal, alteration, substitution, modification, storage, uploading, downloading, communication, making available to the public, or broadcasting of protected material, electronic signature or copyrighted works including legally protected sound recordings or phonograms or information material on protected works,through the use of telecommunication networks, such as, but not limited to, the internet, in a manner that infringes intellectual property rights shallbe punished by a minimum fine of one hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) and a maximum commensurate to the damage incurred and a mandatory imprisonment of six (6) months to three (3) years;”

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