OPINION: DOJ uses wrong law to justify charging Maria Ressa with cyber libel beyond 1-year prescriptive period

Journalist Maria Ressa was hauled off to detention, based on a Department of Justice resolution which said the period for filing a cyber libel complaint has not lapsed. The DOJ resolution clearly stated that: “Under R.A. No. 3326, which governs the prescription of offenses punished by special laws, such as RA No. 10175, the prescriptive […]

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DOJ: You can be sued for cyber libel within 12 years of publication

MANILA, Philippines – The cyber libel charges that the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa now makes it possible for online publishers to be sued for the crime within 12 years of publication. DOJ Undersecretary Markk Perete said on Thursday, February 14, that extending the liability period for libel does not […]

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Cybercrimes Bill – a positive step towards the regulation of cybercrimes in South Africa

Technology has become an indispensable part of modern life – it has significantly changed the way people communicate and do business. In a world and country where technology is dynamic in nature and is continuously evolving, South Africa has struggled to keep up with these developments and in regulating cyber security and cybercrimes. Cyber-related incidents […]

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