The Philippine Government is looking to require content licenses for people who create content online. If you blog, write a comment, post pictures on Facebook and Flickr, publish online games, upload ringtones, or any similar activity then you MAY be covered by the broad definition of “contents developers” found in this NTC document. Curiously, the ntc document is also entitled “electronicgames.html“.
Also blogged at Pinoy Problogger
A PUBLIC hearing is set for today at the NTC Executive Conference Room, 3rd Floor, NTC Bldg., BIR Road, East Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City.
A commenter left his/her analysis of the draft documents here. I’m really hoping they define which industries and whether individuals will be affected if and when this is approved.
It costs 6,000 pesos to get a license. What do you think?
Mike Abundo also wrote about this content license BS saying : “This is the most unenforceable proposal I have ever seen. What are they going to do, require five million Filipino Friendster users to get a license before posting pictures? This proposal clearly comes from the outdated mindset that only corporations can develop content.:”
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