Call for Petitioners
Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PIFA) is for the eventual repealing of the CyberCrime Law (RA 10175). One of the strategies we are going to embark on is to file a TRO this coming October 4, 2012. We need to know who (as individual) and what groups want to support the petition given the outline of the petition below:
I. The Law is an unreasonable search and seizure
a. The Law violates the right to privacy.
b. The Law violates the right to privacy of communications.
c. The Law does not meet narrowing tailoring standard for legislation that infringes fundamental rights.
d. The Law creates data harvesting/data mining. Surveillance.
II. The Law violates equal protection. No substantial distinction.
a. Does not distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate use. The Law penalizes legitimate use. (The Law is void for vagueness. It fails overbreadth.)
b. The Law operates as an ex post facto law.
c. The Law does not meet narrow tailoring standard for legislation that infringes fundamental rights.
III. The Law violates the right to free speech.
a. The Law is contrary to Public International Law.
b. Balanced flow of information right.
IV. The Law will clog the dockets and jail.
For individual petitioners, we need you to submit your name, age, address, citizenship and TELCOS (subscription to the internet and description of how are you affected by the law (e.g. because you’re a netizen, blogger, freelance writer; how much you will be affected by the law in your usage of the net for your work in narrative form). Draft petition will be available for your reading and review on October 2 evening before midnight.
For organizational petitioners, your group needs to be SEC-registered. Submit to us your name and TELCOS (how much your business/advocacy will be affected by the law in narrative form).
SUBMISSION OF NAMES/ORGS FOR THE PETITION IS ON OCT 1 (MON) UNTIL 7PM. PLEASE EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org or the form below
THE ACTUAL SIGNING PERIOD IS ON OCT 3 (Wed), 5-10 PM at 11 Matimpiin St., bgy. Pinyahan, Q.C. Look for Jofti. YOU MAY ALSO BRING YOUR FUND DONATIONS TOO.
During the actual signing, the individual petitioners need to bring 25 photocopies of your Internet bill and payment receipt most recent (e.g. wi-tribe, DSL, etc.) and 25 photocopies of one government-issued ID (e.g. passport, SSS, etc.).
For organizations, please bring 25 photocopies of your Corporate Secretary’s Certificate which shows the organization’s board resolution authorizing you to sign/file the petition.
Make sure you are physically present on October 3 to sign up.
We are the Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance or PIFA (formerly known as Filipino Internet Freedom Alliance of FIFA — we’re keeping both names), a broad coalition of individuals and organizations seeking to amend / remove the provisions which threaten Internet Freedom in Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. In the long-term, it aims to be the bastion of this freedom.
On October 2, 2012, Tuesday, 10am we will troop to the Supreme Court to let the 3 branches of our government know how we feel about the Cybercrime Prevention Act in its current form. Let’s use the power of social media to spread the word. Long live Internet Freedom!!!
Or connect with PIFA @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/319291631503416/
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