A couple of weeks ago, we got news that the Senate has finally approved their own version of the Anti-Cybercrime Bill (Senate Bill 2796). It has gotten a lot of mixed reactions and has even been labeled as a measure similar to SOPA/PIPA in the US.
Senator Ed Angara, one of the proponents of the Anti-Cybercrime Bill in the Senate, explains some details about this bill at ANC Future Perfect.
Here’s the recording of that full interview.
The topic on cybersex was mentioned and discussed. Again, the apprehension of a lot of people about the vagueness of the provision was somewhat addressed here — that any actions that may deemed to be in violation of the law has to go thru the proper legal process — a warrant from the court, show of probable cause and most of all “common sense”. So I don’t think that the example of “a husband and wife exchanging favors or gifts in return for online sex” can be considered a criminal act under this bill.
Sen. Angra added that the Senate Bill 2796 will have to be merged with the version in the Lower House (Congress) and be amended, corrected or properly worded before it is passed into a law.