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Sharers of Jim Paredes sex video liable under cybercrime law – DICT

/ 03:29 PM April 03, 2019

MANILA, Philippines  – Following the video scandal involving singer Jim Paredes, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Wednesday warned that those who shared the said video would be held liable.

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“Yes, yes, yung mag-share. Nasa cybercrime law, di ba nga kung mag-like ka lang eh, minsan may liability ka na rin?” DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. told reporters after a media forum

“Do not share anything na talagang, that is you know a private, ‘no? Na… common sense lang na hindi dapat i-share…because of the cybercrime law,” he added.

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Rio likewise reminded the public that ignorance of the country’s Cybercrime Prevention Act does not excuse an individual from liability should he violate the said law.

READ: In the Know: The cybercrime law 

“Ignorance of that law, pag di mo alam na mayroon pa lang punishment na mag-like lang o mag-share, does not excuse you, ikaw ay mahuhuli diyan,” he said.

Screenshots of Paredes’ sex video circulated online over the weekend.

He first tagged the clip as “fake” but later on confessed that it was him in the video, adding that “it was private, and not meant for public consumption.”

READ: Jim Paredes ‘comes clean,’ admits viral sex video is real 

The Philippine National Police, meanwhile, expressed readiness to investigate how the singer’s private video got leaked online.

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READ: PNP ready to probe Jim Paredes leaked sex video 

“Yung kay Jim Paredes that is considered a cybercrime na, yung nga…When you get something na that is supposed to be private, you cannot post that in a public forum,” Rio pointed out./ gsg

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