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ABS-CBN files $8M lawsuit against streaming site KissAsian.com




ABS-CBN Corp. has filed a lawsuit before the US Federal District Court against KissAsian.com for damages of over $8 million pertaining to Kissasian’s infringement of trademarks and registered copyrights of 27 of ABS-CBN’s television shows and movies.

According to ABS-CBN, KissAsian.com was found to be streaming 27 of ABS-CBN’s TV shows and movies including “Be My Lady”, “Born for You”, “Dolce Amore”, “You’re Still the One”, “Etiquette for Mistresses”, to name a few.


In addition, ABS-CBN was awarded this week an amended default judgment of nearly $11 million against 11 online websites that streams pirated versions of its programming. Among them are Freepinoychannel.com and Pnoytambayantv.com, each ordered to pay $1.18 million in statutory damages, Lambingan.to, Pinoynetwork.to and Tambaytayo.com for $1.09 million each, and Pinoymovie.to which was ordered to pay $1.24 million. The sites were also ordered to stop advertising, promoting, performing, copying, broadcasting or distributing ABS-CBN’s copyrighted work, which includes a variety of television programming.

“We are stepping up our anti-piracy enforcement in 2017. These pirate sites often victimize our fans when they access these sites and are later attacked by malware which steals their financial and personal data. We are going after every pirate wherever they live and operate. We arrested and sued numerous pirates last year and we plan to quadruple that effort this year.” said ABS-CBN’s Assistant Vice President of Global Anti-Piracy Elisha Lawrence in a statement.

source: ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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19 Responses

  1. rei says:

    “We are stepping up our anti-piracy enforcement in 2017. These pirate sites often victimize our fans when they access these sites and are later attacked by malware which steals their financial and personal data. We are going after every pirate wherever they live and operate. We arrested and sued numerous pirates last year and we plan to quadruple that effort this year.” said ABS-CBN’s Assistant Vice President of Global Anti-Piracy Elisha Lawrence in a statement.

    While not exactly false, its not exactly the real reason.

    The real reason will be that most of these sites often does not include the advertisements that goes along with the regular programming. They’re losing potential ads revenues from these sites, ads drives the local media in the country. The more popular a program is the longer they will extend it the more these advertisers will “fund” the programs in the first place. It irks me that they think all of these are malware related sites, upon checking some of them they dont seem to contain any malware at all, some have ads though that are more or less “shove it in your ass” ads.

  2. Wtf is Wrong with you! says:

    Fuck You! You should do that on YOUTUBE to!! But you can’t because YOUTUBE is a big site!! its like you’re bullying some sites that wanted to share everyone fun and entertainment! And ITS NOT STEALING! You Dumbass idiots!

    • Sus pinoy nga tlaga mukang pera kung ayaw niyo may pirate kau wag na kayo gumawa nang show admit it abscbn muckang pera lng kayo yung maliliit na site lng kaya nyo apak-apakan bakit yung youtube hinde niyo din kasohan

  3. J9bio says:

    Thanks abs cbn for the tip on where to get pirated shows.????

  4. Michelle says:

    Nonsense… It’s because you’re not earning from the site that’s why you’ll do anything to earn money from them. You should be thankful at least because they’re giving you free advertising of movies and series. The site have wide range of watchers and it’s an opportunity for other peoples country to appreciate Philippines drama series and movies. Geezer so shameful, so greedy.

  5. moookamoooka says:

    ok. “Attacked by malware” ? I dont think so.. Kissasian is a known site for streaming shows not just from the phils. I just think abscbn isnt concern about “personal data” of others…. money money money.

  6. PakeMo says:

    It’s all about MONEY and GREEDINESS! Tsk! ABS-CBN…tse!

  7. Jaja says:

    Syempre naman aanuhin talaga nila yun kasi yung mga gawa nila nalibre na!pano na lang yung pinaghirapan nila diba.

    • G says:

      As if worth $8m young mga palabas n taon ha. Ginamit lng din nmn Nola ung kissasian para magscout ng dramas n may mataas n views ngayong nakuha nila saka sila ggawa ng ganyan.

  8. Y says:

    Wala namang nanonood ng pinoy na shows sa kissasian pati ung mga nanonood lng ng kdrama nadamay pa. Palibhasa ang papanget kasi ng plot ng mga pinoy na movies and shows kaya wla nanonood! Lugi na sila kahit wla yang mga nagsestream ng shows nila

  9. G says:

    Malware? Sa ilang taon ko ng nanunuod sa kissasian kahit mins an wala along nagging problems sa malware…. Dapat siguro I check ng abs CBN ang mga data nila bago sila maglabas ng statement. Mas mukha p nga ad ware at malware ung mga spam messages nila para mag promote ng walang kwentang mobile games nyo gaya ng anngaling….

  10. Ronald says:

    haaayysss… they are just losing money kasi imbes na sa Iwant tv pinapanood ung mga replay dun na lang sa kissasian. Its bullshit! Sa totoo lang nakakasawa na manood ng pinoy teleserye in 6 months na araw araw mo nakikita mga pagmumukha nila at halos ang 10 minute na scene ginagawang 1 hour. Puro dialogue! Mas gusto ko pa manood ng series sa ibang country with KissAsian, they just have 12-20 episodes.

  11. Topilots says:

    Tanggalin niyo na lang ng kissasian yung mga shows ng abscbn tutal wala namang kwenta yung mga yun at walang nanonood

  12. FUabscbn says:

    Tangina niyo abs cbs stfu nalang kala niyo kung sino kayo!

  13. Faye says:

    Stupid ABS-CBN network..Wala namang kwenta mga drama nila eh..puro iyakan puro ka OAhan..nakakasawa. walang gustong manood sa mga drama nila.. kahit may korean drama ni pinapalabas with tagalog dubbing hindi kumita kasi mas prefer ng manonood ang original voice nila kaysa walang kakilig kilig na voice ng dubber..kaya galit yang network na yan. Nalulugi na cguro. Kainis kayo ABS-CBN walang kwentang network kayo!!!!

  14. Money money money says:

    pera pera na tlga panahon ngayon T_T andami kong gustong panoorin na abs cbn series kaso need mo pa magbayad para mapanood lang ng buo no choice kundi manood na lang ng international dramas

  15. Kissasian says:

    New kissasian site is kissasian.info still alive :)))

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