Anti-Cybercrime Law: What you can or cannot do?
News of the passing of the Anti-Cybercrime Law sent shivers to a lot of people, and for good reason. There’s also a lot of confusion about what people can or cannot say or do because of this law. We’ll try to outline this for you.
Here are some samples we thought could help you figure out this new law:
Can Do: You can bash an idea — like “That is a stupid idea!“.
Cannot Do: You cannot bash a person — like “You’re a stupid f*ck!“.
Can Do: You can login to your boyfriend’s Facebook account — like “Honey, I’m posting our 1st anniv picture, ha?“.
Cannot Do: You cannot login to your ex-boyfriend’s Facebook account — like “I’m gonna post a picture of your really small …, you pig!“.
Can Do: You can go and seek help from DOJ and NBI when someone hacked your Yahoo! Mail. It’s free and they’ll do something. They have a Php50 million budget for that now.
Cannot Do: You cannot go hire another guy to hack the accounts of the fracking hacker. The NBI and DOJ will come after you.
Can Do: You can still connect to your friend’s mobile hotspot — like “Dude, what’s your WiFi’s password?”
Cannot Do: You cannot access and use your neighbor’s password-protected WiFi — like “It’s not my fault they use password as their password!”
Can Do: You can send email to your friends if you want to sell your old stuff — like “Hi guys! I’m selling my old socks and undies!“.
Cannot Do: You cannot login to your friend’s email and use it to sell your old stuff — like “Hi guys! This is Dan, a friend of David. Was wondering if his friends are interested to buy my old socks and undies so I used his email instead.“.
Can Do: You can SMS some stranger to make friends — like “Hi! Can you be my textmate? ASL, pls!“.
Cannot Do: You cannot SMS some stranger and offer them a loan — like “Hello! Get 1% interest personal for 12 months. Call 09123456789 for details.“.
We’re not lawyers so don’t take the items above too seriously.
Do let us know if you thought of something else aside from the ones we mentioned above. Do take the comments lightly, this is just for a little bit of fun.