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A Research on Opinions of Teenagers Regarding the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act 10175)

 

University of Santo Tomas

 

College of Fine Arts and Design

 

Advertising Arts Department

 

 

A Research on Opinions of Teenagers Regarding

 

the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

 

(Republic Act 10175)

 

 

 

 

Submitted by:

 

Agpasa, Brigitte Dane

 

Reyes, Avvie Yvonne

 

Del Rosario, Ihna Marie

 

Section 2AD-5

 

 

Prof. Crisencio Paner

 

 

 

 

February 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER I

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

Cybercrime Prevention

Act of 2012

(Republic Act 10175)

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

What is Cybercrime?

 

Cybercrimes are defined as: “Offenses that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as internet (Chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (SMS/MMS)”.

 

 

 

The Department of Justice Categorizes computer crime in three ways:

 

  1. The computer as a target – attacking the computers of others (spreading viruses is an example).

  2. The computer as a weapon – using computer to commit “traditional crime” that we see in the physical world (such as fraud or illegal gambling).

  3. The computer as an accessory – using a computer as a “fancy filing cabinet” to store illegal or stolen information.

 

What is the Cybercrime Law in the Philippines?

 

The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012,officially recorded as Republic Act no. 10175, is a law in the Philippines approved in September 12, 2012. It aims to address legal issues concerning online interactions and the internet in the Philippines. Among the cybercrime offenses included in the bill are cybersquatting, cybersex, child pornography, identity theft, illegal access to data and libel.

 

 

 

While hailed for penalizing illegal acts done via the internet that were not covered by old laws, the act has been criticized for its provision on criminalizing libel, which is perceived to be a curtailment in FREEEDOM OF EXPRESSION.

 

The cybercrime Prevention Act in its current form is the product of House Bill No. 5808, authored by Representative Susan Yap-Sulit of the second district of tarlac and 36 other co-authors, and Senate Bill No. 2976, proposed by Senator Edgardo Angara.

 

 

 

Thesis Statement

 

We are aiming to know the opinions and reactions of students about the controversial issue.

 

 

Objectives

 

 

  • To know the opinion of the youth regarding the cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 especially that teenagers today are really into social media.

 

 

  • To know the effect of the law to our freedom of expression if it would be pursued.

 

 

  • Will the Cybercrime Prevention Law be helpful to us teenagers?

 

 

 

  • To know if the teenagers really understand the Law.

 

 

  • Give an overview on the opinion of teenagers regarding the limitation of the Filipino people to the World Wide Web.

 

 

 

Importance of study

 

This study aims to give the information to the people on how teenagers react to the controversial issue. It aims to show the views of the Filipino youth regarding on fighting for their freedom of expression through the World Wide Web.

 

 

Scope

 

We would like to know the reason behind why the students disagree or agree with the submitted law.

 

 

Delimitation

 

Our research is limited because our scope is the students’ reactions toward the issue. We won’t tackle all the reactions coming from all kinds of people.

 

 

 

Definition of Terms

 

 

bill – a document presented to a court and containing a formal statement of a case, complaint, or petition.

 

child pornography – the illegal use of children in pornographic pictures or films.

 

computer fraud – any technique aimed at manipulating information within a computer system for the purpose of illicit, usually financial gain.

 

cyber bullying – the electronic posting of mean- spirited messages about a person (as a student) often done anonymously.

 

cybercrime – crime committed using a computer and the internet to steal a person’s identity or sell contraban d orstalk victims or disrupt operations with malevolent programs.

 

cybersex – sexual arousal involving communication on the internet.

 

cybersquatting – The registering of a domain name on the internet in the hope of selling or licensing git at a profit to a person or entity who wishes to use it. If the domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark used by that person or identity, the owner of the trademark has a cause of action against whoever registered and is holding on to the name. Also called cyber piracy domain name grabbing, an domain name piracy.

 

freedom of speech – the right of people to express their opinions publicly without governmental interference, subject to the laws against libel, incitement to violence or rebellion,etc.

 

netizen – a person who regularly uses the internet

 

Spam – send unwanted or junk e mail

 

Proponent – one who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition

 

 

Sources:

 

 

http://dictionary.reference.com

 

 

http://www.encyclopedia.com

 

 

http://www.webster-dictionary.com

 

 

 

CHAPTER II

 

Related Literature

 

 

 

 

 

Philippines: ‘Cybercrime’ Law threatens free speech and must be reviewed

 

 

A review for Philippines’ Cybercrime Law for it opposes the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights’ “Freedom of expression”. People can’t have the freedom to express insights or ideas on the internet under the law. Cybercrime Law does not allow any one for posting any online comments for it is judged as libellous. The Cybercrime Law extends criminal libel which here define in the Philippines as the public and malicious charging of disgraceful act that tends to dishonour another person. Criminal Libel will be imposed if any discreditable act was committed through computer system or any other similar means. Criminal Libel in the Cybercrime Law has set more human rights violations instead of its priority bringing libel legislation in line with its UN treaty obligations. Going back to what the Philippine Constitution establishes ‘ no law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech’. (Isabelle Arradon, 2012)

 

 

 

Youth groups file broadest petition against Cybercrime Law in SC

 

 

Many Petitioners have joined a petition campaign which is the “broadest and most comprehensive” petition against the implementation of the Cybercrime Law of 2012. Petitioners are Youth groups which are led by Kabataan Partylist. Petitioners believe that the Supreme Court will act swiftly on the petition due to its fulfilment of all the requisites needed for the exercise of judicial review, including petitioners that have the standing to question the validity of the Cybercrime Law and the question of constitutionality that the petitioners are all Internet users, who either participate, write, comment or post in blogs, websites and pages, social media networks or publish articles online in different websites and pages for public viewing, and are therefore can be subject to criminal litigation upon effectivity of the law. Being against to the online libel and considering it as unconstitutional due to its vagueness,and they also consider it violating constitutional for its chapter 4. A bill called ”Internet Freedom Act of 2012 was filed by Representative Raymond Palatino of Kabataan Partylist to abolish the law’s

 

 

several sections. Representative Palatino also filing the “Internet Bill of Rights“ that will help enumerate the rights of the Filipino Netizens.(Kabataan Partylist,2012)

 

 

 

 

Opinion|The Cybercrime Law: To make the internet work and safe, be careful what you wish for

 

 

People are given the idea that the Cybercrime Prevention Act is giving us the protection against the bad things that the internet can bring. Now that the internet is considered as a threat, it

 

brought confusion to people that it is by itself bringing threat but the truth is it depends on us users if it will be a threat or not. People forget about what the internet or technology really does for us, that the internet is giving us benefits.

 

The Government should maintain the monitoring of the insurance of our protection and our use of internet in a right way. Since we really need protection, this means this is something that we don’t have to argue with. However, we should not let the law control over our rights.(Erwin Alampay,2012)

 

 

 

 

Focus on Cybercrime Law Issues

 

 

Discussing about the Cybercrime Law’s being unconstitutional is pointless.

 

The responses that the Filipino Netizens get in adressing the Cybercrime Prevention Act lead us to things that we should focus on. First, is the finger-pointing at various people involved in passing the law. At best, this can be a springboard for discussion on voter’s education and electoral reform. Second, of laying blame on the netizens themselves for failing to make a timely objection against these dangerous provisions which is right in some instances but their they are using their power too much against us, it is our right that we talk about here,we are the source of state of power, objections or insights from people are for the betterment of the governance in the Philippines. Despite the objection of the netizens, the government turns a deft ear to their protests against the Cybercrime Law. The Government says the netizens protests was to late since the law has already been passed. Third, are the facebook images encouraging people to defy the Cybercrime Prevention Act, and to even be proud of such behavior. Spoiling the websites, continuing to post libelous statements and images make you one of the offenders that are under control and putting you in your place. We end up with self-defeating, pointless, and something waste of time. It brings up confusions on the issues and it distracts us from what we ought to focus on. Cybercrime Law should take effect very soon, and for the landscape of the internet is changing.

 

It is time to focus on things that help our cause and stop discussing about irrelevant matters.

 

Note that the Cybercrime Prevention Act can be a help for Filipino netizens for them to stand together and show the country that even the world that Pinoy netizens is far from a madding crowd, they can prove to others that they are sensible, knowledgeable and capable members of society who will strongly disagree with what others want to say online but will fight to the death their right to say. (Jego Ragragio,2012)

 

Review on the given articles

 

 

Reviewing all the articles everyone has their different sides regarding the cybercrime prevention issue. Those people who signed the petition against the reason out that their freedom of expression will be limited. The law prevents the users from posting anything negative about something.

 

 

People can’t have the freedom to express insights or ideas on the internet under the law.” This is what Isabelle Arradon says in her article. She says that it must be reviewed first.

 

 

People are given the idea that the Cybercrime Prevention Act is giving us the protection against the bad things that the internet can bring. Now that the internet is considered as a threat, it

 

brought confusion to people that it is by itself bringing threat but the truth is it depends on us users if it will be a threat or not. People forget about what the internet or technology really does for us, that the internet is giving us benefits.

 

The Government should maintain the monitoring of the insurance of our protection and our use of internet in a right way. Since we really need protection, this means this is something that we don’t have to argue with. However, we should not let the law control over our rights. “(Erwin Alampay,2012)

 

 

The passed law is kind of confusing because it focuses on limiting the users in stating their comments, opinions on the internet for it might be negative and it will be libellous. It is stated in the Philippine Constitution that ‘no law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech’ but the law greatly affects the freedom of expression. This is what the netizens are fighting for.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER III

 

METHODOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

We have researched about what Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 is and what are its contents. But our goal in this research is to know the opinion of teenagers regarding the issue.

 

 

In order to know their opinions regarding this matter, a survey will be conducted to 19 people. These are first year and second year students of University of Santo Tomas, College of Fine Arts and Design, within the range of 17-18 years old, male or female. We are going to pick random students that will be answering our questions. Students are free to indicate about what they think are the effects of this law. Student’s indication may help to know more about the effects and especially the effects that are not yet been issued.

 

 

There will be six questions that are to be answered by students. Every question to be answered will show their side in the issue regarding the law.

 

 

After the conducted survey, we are going to tally all the results to know if most of the students agree or disagree with the issue. With this we will be able to know if how many students agree and disagree with the issue, who will be the ones that will be greatly affected. We will also be able to know what the advantages and disadvantages are for them if the law will already be enacted. It will state the students’ opinions if it also limit access of freedom of expressions for the netizens especially now that most of the people depend on the internet as a tool for their access of information.

 

 

 

 

 

Good day! We are 2AD- 5 and we would like to conduct a survey on the Cybercrime Law issue. Your opinion will be a great help to our research. Thank you!

 

Kindly answer the following questions:

 

Name (optional):

 

Age:

 

Year and Section:

 

 

1. What do you think of the cybercrime law?

 

a. An advantage for us students.

 

b. A disadvantage for us students

 

2. If your answer is YES/NO, why?

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

3. Do you think it would greatly affect the freedom of access for information of the netizens?

 

______________________________________________________________________

 

4. Do you think it would greatly affect the freedom of our expression through the world wide web?

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

5. If it would be implied, who will be the people greatly affected?

 

a. Students

 

b. Professionals

 

6. As a student, what is its effect on you if it will be passes as a law?

 

______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER IV

 

 

 

 

 

Respondents: 2nd Year students (College of Fine Arts and Design)

 

Ages: 17 & 18

 

Questions:

 

  1. What do you think of the Cybercrime law?

 

  1. An advantage for us students
  2. An advantage for us students

 

  1. If your answer is YES/NO,why?
  2. Do you think it would greatly affect the freedom of access for information of the netizens?
  3. Do you think it would greatly affect the freedom of our expression through the world wide web?
  4. If it would be implied, who will be the people greatly affected?
  5. As a student, what is its effect on you if it will be passed as a law?

 

 

 

 

 

Question 1. What do you think of the Cybercrime Law?

 

 

 

Majority of the students who has thinks that Cybercrime Law has an advantage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majority of the the students in the age of 18 years old thinks that Cybercrime Law as a disadvantage

 

 

 

Frequency Table

 

 

 

 

 

A

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 6.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

B

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 1.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

   

A

B

N Valid

1

1

Missing

0

0

Mean

6.0000

1.0000

Median

6.0000

1.0000

Mode

6.00

1.00

Sum

6.00

1.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question 2. If your answer is YES/NO,why?

 

17 years old Repondents

 

 

 

Respondent A Respondent

B

Respondent

C

Respondent

D

Respondent

E

Respondent

F

Respondent

G

I can’t use it freely Information and entertainment

will be limited

No freedom My free will is deprived We won’t have freedom of expression (No comment) We will learn to study the traditional way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 years old respondents

 

Respondent

A

B C D E F G H I J K L

 

Against bullying Students will learn to think before they speak (No comment) My research

Will be limited

We can’t

Research properly

(no comment) I can’t download everything I want No freedom (no comment) Access to the internet will be limited I can’t say what I want It’s a limitation to what the internet give

 

 

 

 

 

Majority of the reactions are all against toward the Cybercrime Law

 

Question 3. Do you think it will greatly affect the freedom of access for information of the netizens?

 

 

 

Majority of the students agree that Cybercrime Law would greatly affect the freedom of our expression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequencies

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

   

YES

NO

N Valid

1

1

Missing

0

0

Mean

6.0000

1.0000

Median

6.0000

1.0000

Mode

6.00

1.00

Sum

6.00

1.00

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency Table

 

 

 

YES

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 6.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

NO

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 1.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

Majority of the students agree that Cybercrime Law would greatly affect the freedom of our expression

 

 

 

Frequencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

   

YES

NO

N Valid

1

1

Missing

0

0

Mean

6.0000

1.0000

Median

6.0000

1.0000

Mode

6.00

1.00

Sum

6.00

1.00

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency Table

 

 

 

YES

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 6.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

NO

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 1.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question 4. Do you think it would greatly affect the freedom of our expression through the world wide web?

 

 

 

Majority of the respondents think that Cybercrimelaw would greatly affect the freedom of speech.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequencies

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

   

YES

NO

N Valid

1

1

Missing

0

0

Mean

5.0000

2.0000

Median

5.0000

2.0000

Mode

5.00

2.00

Sum

5.00

2.00

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency Table

 

 

 

 

 

YES

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 5.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

NO

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 2.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majority of the respondents think that Cybercrimelaw would greatly affect the freedom of speech.

 

 

 

Frequencies

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

   

YES

NO

N Valid

1

1

Missing

0

0

Mean

10.0000

2.0000

Median

10.0000

2.0000

Mode

10.00

2.00

Sum

10.00

2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency Table

 

 

 

 

 

YES

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 10.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

NO

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 2.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question 5. If it would be implied;who will be the people affected?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequencies

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

   

S

P

Both

N Valid

1

1

1

Missing

0

0

0

Mean

5.0000

.0000

2.0000

Median

5.0000

.0000

2.0000

Mode

5.00

.00

2.00

Sum

5.00

.00

2.00

 

 

 

 

 

S

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 5.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

P

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid .00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

Both

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 2.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majority of the respondents think that students are the ones who will greatly be affected by the Cybercrime Law.

 

 

 

 

 

Majority of the respondents think that students are the ones who will greatly be affected by the Cybercrime Law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequencies

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

   

S

P

N Valid

1

1

Missing

0

0

Mean

9.0000

1.0000

Median

9.0000

1.0000

Mode

9.00

1.00

Sum

9.00

1.00

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency Table

 

 

 

 

 

S

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 9.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

P

   

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid 1.00

1

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question 6. As a student, what is its effect on you if it will be passed as a law?

 

17 years old Respondents

 

Respondent

A

B C D E F G
Effects on studies Many effects No freedom of speech, knowledge We will be forced to make our own paper outputs or ideas No freedom of speech Many to mention Not so much effect if we only learn how to use the library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 years old Respondents

 

Respondent

A

B C D E F G
A decrease of freedom of speech to express my thoughts to people. none none none none none It hinders my freedom of expression

 

 

 

H I J K L
No freedom of speech Disadvantage effects Information for school works will be limited Studies or research will be harder I can’t have all the resource that I want or need from the internet.

 

 

 

Majority of the students think that Cybercrime Law is a hindrance to know things and to express feelings and thoughts through internet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER V

 

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

 

Our group decided to the make Cybercrime Prevention Law our topic for our thesis for our Statistics course. We centred on the opinions of the youth regarding implementation of the law.

 

We first researched what the law is all about and how it will affect the Filipino netizens.We also gathered articles that will help us in knowing how the netizens react on the law.

 

Then after, we decided to make a survey regarding the issue. We made 6 questions. Nineteen questionnaires were printed. The students coming from the College of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Santo Tomas answered the questionnaires. They are freshman and sophomore college students. Their ages range from 17-18 years old.

 

Almost all of the students disagreed with the issue. They stated their own opinions regarding the issue. Almost all answered that they disagree with the issue. They said that it will be a hindrance for freedom of access of information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

 

The research group concluded that many netizens, especially the younger generation doesn’t approve to the laws implemented by Republic Act 10175: Cybercrime Prevention law because of its big deal issue about the Filipino netizens’ freedom of speech especially the freedom of access of information which is very essential to students’ learning as well as professionals. Although this issue is still an ongoing debate if it really helps us learn, or in the other hand helps us become more unbecoming and unreliable to technical learning or the traditional way of studying and research.

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

 

The research group, regarding the methodology used with the help of SPSS, would be recommending that most of the survey questions are better constructed as answerable by choices or any nominated answers, rather than questions that are ought to be answered by opinions, because this would be complicating with SPSS.