NBI arrests 3 suspects of TV series, movie pirates
Over the week, the NBI Cybercrime Division has made three separate arrests on suspected individuals for online piracy in Davao, Naga and Roxas City.
The three suspects arrested were Nico Angelo Rempillo (Naga City), Mark Marlon Millendez (Davao City) and and Jim Marcelino Bautista (Roxas City).
Complaints were filed by ABS-CBN network against these site operators that record the teleseryes and movies and then upload them on their respective sites with the motivation of earning money from advertising.
ABS-CBN claims they lose millions of pesos in potential revenues, perhaps due to the thousands of OFWs abroad who do not subscribe to TFC and watch the movies and teleseryes for free online from these sites.
The arrests were made in violation ofRepublic Act 8293 or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines as well as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
(source: TV Patrol News, via)