January 4, 2021 – Two separate enforcement operations were conducted today in Manila and Quezon City as OMB continues to intensify its efforts in fighting piracy, especially during the MMFF season.
Three individuals were taken into custody for illegally downloading and distributing film entries of the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival. Administrative and criminal cases will be filed against them before the OMB and Manila RTC. OMB agents were also able to seize the computers they were using at the time of arrest.
OMB Chair and CEO Atty. Christian B. Natividad reminds the public to refrain from downloading and distributing the film entries of the MMFF 2020, especially now that the films were released through an online platform for the first time. “Huwag po nating tangkilin ang pamimirata. Suportahan natin ang mga pelikulang Pilipino. Maganda ang ganitong teknolohiya para sa mas malawak na pagpapalabas ng mga pelikula ngunit mabilis din ang pagpirata sa mga ito. Ang OMB ay hindi magpapahinga, patuloy kaming mag-iikot at magbabantay.” #