Filipinos Will Need a License to Post Online

Apparently, there's gonna be a hearing regarding the proposed law or act or whatever requiring Filipinos to acquire a license first before they can post things online. This affects not only business and small companies, but also bloggers and even social networking users like that of Friendster, Facebook, and Twitter.

Isn't this a bit weird? I think this is a concern for all of us, especially since this has an effect on our right to free speech and expression. Even if it cannot be literally heard, postings like those of blogs and online newsletters are a form of expression which is part of our right to have.

If you want to get acquainted with the memorandum, here is the link to that, and the news posts can be found here, here, and here.

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  1. They canceled the hearing at the last minute.

    They say the proposal needs "further study". That's putting it mildly. ;P


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