Blogging for FUN? Think again..
Most of us started blogging innocently to pen our daily happenings, milestones, personal rantings and more while there are those who started blogging professionally and then there are those who blogs politically.
While I love the freedom of speech here in my very own blog, the recently passed Evidence (Amendment) (No 2) Act 2012, whereby internet users are held liable for any content posted through their registered networks or data processing device, is SCARY!
It’s not limited to only blogging as your Facebook, Twitter and any social media accounts are accountable. If an anonymous person posts content said to be offensive on your Facebook wall, leave offensive and provoking comments in your blog, you will be immediately deemed the publisher of the content and subject to prosecution under the relevant laws such as the Sedition Act.
What bugs me is that if a person starts a blog in your name and publishes content that is red-flagged, you will be considered the publisher unless you can prove otherwise. Come on, don’t they know how easy it is to start a blog before they pass this law? Any Tom, Dick and Harry out there can start a blog in any Dick’s name for goodness sake!
While criminals in the real world are innocent until proven guilty, internet users as the owner of a site or device is presumed guilty and has to fight to prove his innocence!
It’s super easy to frame anyone through the cyber world now isn’t it?
Read more about the amendment to the Evidence Act here.
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I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.
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