Sunday, August 12, 2012

Evidence Act: In Support of the Internet Blackout Day

"Guilty until proven innocent - if you can find a way to prove your innocence, that is. Ha ha ha ha"



The line above sort of sums up the newly ammended evidence act, where as the owner of a website, blog, e-mail address, facebook or twitter account or even as the owner of wifi connection that someone else is 'borrowing' because your password got hacked, you will be held responsible until you can prove that you're not the one responsible for whatever was posted. How you gather evidence is your choice, but if you can't then be prepared to get sued/go to jail/pay fines, etc. 

In view of this horrible development, the CIJ (Centre for Independent Journalism) is organising our very own Internet Blackout Day on the 14th of August. As I do use the internet for blogging, have various e-mail accounts, and use Facebook as well, plus the wifi connection is registered under my name, I think this is an extremely important cause and I'm in full support of the Blackout. 

So, if you're Malaysian and you use the internet, please join forces to get something done to this act immediately, and bring back "innocent until proven guilty" 

The details can be found here: http://stop114a.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/join-us-and-support-internet-blackout-day/

15 comments:

  1. We're so screwed! It just shows how afraid they are of the truth. Let's make sure we kick these crooks from the current government out in the next election. By the way, I wrote this myself and Terra is in no way responsible for this comment, just in case they decide to come after you ... LOL!

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    1. Yes, we are definitely. I can't begin to imagine how much this new rule could be put to abuse.

      I missed the online petition a few months ago, but I'm definitely blacking out on Tuesday.

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  2. It definitely sounds like injustice to me.

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    1. Yes, hope they come their senses soon.

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  3. what a rule. things that they are focused on are just so wrong.

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    1. It's madness, and has a big potential to be abused. They prolly just want to shut us up.

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  4. Hmmm... let me guess, another attempt by a so-called "Authority" to regulate the media and control what people say or do? This whole "trying-to-control-the-masses" thing is getting old. We can all see through the BS. Good luck with the black out :)

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    1. Getting like North Korea and China way maybe?

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  5. Yeah sounds like they just want to keep people under their thumb and for them to remian quiet.

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  6. OMG. I'm not sure I can do this! LOL

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  7. Its a worthy cause but this is not going to be easy to do. Damn.

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  8. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thank you so much, However I am
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  9. It sounds idiotic but not unlike the CISPA garbage that's trying to get passed in Canada.

    Stupid people trying to censor our internet...

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  10. When i first received the email, i thought it was another one of those energy-saving thingamajigs!!! LOL. Thanks for enlightening me :)

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  11. Guess what, the pm as actually agreed that this act needs a review.

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