Cybersex banned in the Philippines

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A new cyber crime law passed in the Philippines has banned all naughty interactive stuff on the internet, imposing fines and even prison time for people found guilty of showing their rude bits online.

The new Cybercrime Prevention Act defines cybersex as “the willful engagement, maintenance, control, or operation, directly or indirectly, of any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity, with the aid of a computer system, for favor or consideration.”

It’s not clear for the moment how the government intends to block out approximately 98.7% of the internet, though.

Although the law is aimed at reducing the country’s huge problem with human sex trafficking, it’s probably just going to push that sort of stuff even further underground and make it harder for authorities to find. Predictably, the move has also been criticised for infringing on free expression between consenting adults, and that time you forgot to turn off your webcam before slowly eating a banana in your underpants.

Source: The Raw Story (via The Verge)

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  • http://mygaming.co.za/news/ Quinton Bronkhorst

    “…and that time you forgot to turn off your webcam before slowly eating a banana in your underpants.”

    Gosh, Tarryn, that was ONE TIME. Never gonna live that down.

  • TehBrad

    Oh ya poppie… jy maak my vleis lekker warm.

    Usually when I see the Dutch in an MMO I drop a “Ek het n groot piesag.”
    Does that count as cybering?

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