It is, however, the vague terms used to outlaw cybersex and the update of the Revised Penal Code to criminalise libel communication via computers or "any other similar means which may be devised in the future", that is of most concern.
Like Acta and Ceta, the act is seeking to control and curtail certain cyber behaviour through criminalisation -- unlike Acta or Ceta, it is targeting nearly any cyber activity it can think of, referencing them with some of the vaguest terminology imaginable and thus leaving potential innocent parties open to investigation and action.
Such a legal arrangement is called a stay of adjudication.
It means a defendant won’t be adjudicated as guilty, as long as he or she complies with the court’s conditions.
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA Thursday, 15 JUNE 2017 International Justice Mission Australia applauds the amendments to the Government’s Overseas Travel by Child Sex Offenders Bill proposed by Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore.
These proposed amendments to the Commonwealth Criminal Code are urgently needed to effectively address the rise in involvement of Australians in the cybersex trafficking of children.
Benda didn’t question his 17-year-old girlfriend when she took a naked picture of herself in the mirror on his cellphone. “I didn’t think.” Now, her former boyfriend is facing serious consequences.