Philippine Law to Protect Anime Girls

I dedicate this song to imaginary Japanese anime and game girls everywhere. Now they’ll receive protection from Filipino otaku predators, thanks to a new bill going through Congress in the Philippines. Bless their sweet two-dimensional hearts.

Of course, you know what comes next: undercover agents at anime conventions, raids on toy stores, random searches of sketchbooks. Filipinos will give up a few of their civil liberties — and Filipino artists will have to be really careful what they draw — but it’s all worth it to protect the honor of imaginary Japanese girls.

Philippines to Require License to Post Content

LolwutI’m attending a hearing tomorrow on a proposal by the Philippines’ National Telecommunications Commission that will require licenses for online content developers.

Yes, you read that right. The Philippine government wants to require licenses for people to create and post content online. Under the proposal’s extremely broad definition of a content developer, you would need a license just to comment on this post.

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 This proposal clearly comes from the outdated mindset that only corporations can develop content.

It’s a public hearing, so feel free to join me. If nothing else, it’ll be good for a laugh. Click here to continue reading “Philippines to Require License to Post Content”…