President Benigno Aquino III recently signed into law Republic Act No. 10515, also known as the Anti-Cable Television and Cable Internet Tapping Act of 2013, which prohibits and penalizes cable TV and cable internet tapping.
Republic Act No. 10515, which was signed by the President on April 17, 2013, is an act that prohibits and penalizes unauthorized interception, reception or use of any signal or service over a cable television system or cable internet system and/or network. The Act aims to protect the Cable Television and Cable Internet Industries from cable pilferage.
Offenders of this Act shall be punished with imprisonment of not less than two (2) years but not more than five (5) years or a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (Php50,000) nor more than One hundred thousand pesos (Php100,000) or both.
In other words, if you have cable TV or cable internet services with illegal connection, you could now end up in jail.
Editor’s Note: It was brought to our attention that the image used in this post was not credited to its owner. We like to clarify that such action was not intentional and is unlikely to happen again. In line with this, we are giving the credit where it is due as seen on the lower portion of the image.