Pinoy cybersex on cam
The EFF points us to the news of the Philippines signing into law the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which has a number of interesting and worrisome provisions.
The EFF, quite rightly, focuses on the fact that it makes online libel a criminal rather than civil offense, which could lead to jail time.
That wording seems a bit awkward, but it certainly seems to suggest that even willing cybersex is now illegal if it's done "for favor or consideration." People in the Philippines are quite reasonably worried that the language here is quite broad. It seems a bit on the harsh side: Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Section 4(c)(1) of this Act shall be punished with imprisonment of prision mayor or a fine of at least Two hundred thousand pesos (Ph P200,000.00) but not exceeding One million pesos (Ph Pl,000,000.00) or both. basically cybersex is a crime in the Philippines that could net you more than six years in jail...
Prision mayor appears to mean at least six years in prison.
"It is disheartening to see soft punishments against abusers in other countries," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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The use of the word in “favor” for a consideration suggests that the perpetrator cannot use the defense that no money was paid if the act itself was done on the grounds that the victim will be nonetheless paid.