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The Act has been criticized for criminalizing [[libel]], which is perceived by some to be a curtailment of [[freedom of expression]].
 
The Act has been criticized for criminalizing [[libel]], which is perceived by some to be a curtailment of [[freedom of expression]].
   
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On October 9, 2012, the Supreme Court of the Philippines issued a [[temporary restraining order]], stopping [[implementation]] of the Act for 120 days, and extended it on February 5, 2013 "until further orders from the court." On May 24, 2013, The DOJ announced that the contentious [[online]] [[libel]] provisions of the law had been dropped. On February 18, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that section 5 of the law decision was [[constitutional]], and that sections 4-C-3, 7, 12 and 19 were [[unconstitutional]].<ref>"Internet libel in cybercrime law constitutional – SC" ([http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/348945/scitech/technology/internet-libel-in-cybercrime-law-constitutional-sc#sthash.ZjzHH1dF.dpuf full-text]).</ref>
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On October 9, 2012, the Supreme Court of the Philippines issued a [[temporary restraining order]], stopping [[implementation]] of the Act for 120 days, and extended it on February 5, 2013 "until further orders from the court." On May 24, 2013, The DOJ announced that the contentious [[online]] [[libel]] provisions of the law had been dropped. On February 18, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that section 5 of the law decision was [[constitutional]], and that sections 4-C-3, 7, 12 and 19 were [[unconstitutional]].<ref>"Internet libel in cybercrime law constitutional – SC - See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/348945/scitech/technology/internet-libel-in-cybercrime-law-constitutional-sc#sthash.ZjzHH1dF.dpuf" ([http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/348945/scitech/technology/internet-libel-in-cybercrime-law-constitutional-sc full-text]).</ref>
   
 
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