On December 01, 2020, an inspection operation was conducted by the Optical Media Board against FY Digital Store located in Makati City.
The said establishment was found selling hard disk drives and 2nd hand laptop computers with Microsoft software installed. The establishment failed to present licenses and permits issued by any government agency such as Barangay, BIR, DTI, Mayor’s, and OMB permits. Likewise, no Microsoft licenses were presented during the inspection.
Taken into preventive custody were 46 units of 2nd hand laptops with operating systems installed, 16 pieces of system units and 50 pieces of cellular phones, with an estimated value of Php1,860,000.00.
Engaging in business activities involving storage devices without the proper license and permits from OMB are violations under Republic Act No. 9239 otherwise known as the Optical Media Act of 2003. #