OMB SEIZES P15M WORTH OF PIRACY EQUIPMENTS by Eman Paz, RPN News 9

OPERATIVES OF THE OPTICAL MEDIA BOARD SEIZED AROUND 15 MILLION PESOS WORTH OF MEDIA PIRACY EQUIPTMENTS INSIDE THE STARGATE PRINTING SHOP ALONG VALENZUELA STREET IN STA. MESA MANILA.

OMB CHAIR RONNIE RICKETTS SAYS HE RECEIVED A TIP FROM ASSETS WHO HELP FIGHT PIRACY IN THE COUNTRY.

RICKETTS ADDS THAT THESE ADVANCED PRINTING OF COVERS OF FAKE DVDS SERVES AS AN ADVERTISEMENT TO AVID BUYERS OF PIRATED MOVIES.

THREE HEAVY DUTY PRINTING MACHINES WERE CONFISCATED INCLUDING INKS AND HIGH QUALITY PAPERS.

THE STORE IS LEGALLY REGISTERED TO A CERTAIN WALFREDO ORLANDA.

ORLANDA WAS NOT AT HIS ESTABLISHMENT AT THE MOMENT, BUT HIS BROTHER DING WAS ARRESTED AND HIS DIRECT INVOLVEMENT TO THE OPERATION IS INVESTIGATED.

DVD COVERS OF NEW MOVIES WHO JUST JOINED LAST HOLIDAYโ€™S METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL LIKE THE MANILA KINGPIN IS ALSO PRINTED.

BOTH FOREIGN AND LOCAL MOVIE MAKERS ARE VICTIMIZED BY THIS CRIME.

THE ONES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE SHOP WILL BE CHARGED WITH VIOLATION OF REPUBLIC ACT 9239 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE OPTICAL MEDIA ACT OF 2003.

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