Optical Media Piracy in the Philippines

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Optical Media Piracy in the Philippines

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A Research Paper Submitted to Professor Marie Belmonte
Communication Arts and Languages Department
College of Arts and Sciences
ICCT Colleges Foundation Inc.

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In Partial Fulfillment of the Course Requirements in
English 02A

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By
Lawrence L. Parmisana
Kurt Cobain V. Rivera
Raymart C. Tianes
Jean Febry F. Dojino

November 14, 2011
TABLE OF CONTENTTS
I.Introduction
II. What is Optical Media Piracy
* Media Piracy
* Optical Media
III. Laws Against Optical Media Piracy
* Republic Act No. 9239
-Optical Media Act of 2003
* Republic Act No. 8293
-Intellectual Property Code of The Philippines
IV. Sources of Pirated Media Products
* Mass Production and How it works
V. Types of Media Piracy
* Software Piracy
* Operation/Process
* Movie Piracy
* Operation/Process
* Music Piracy
* Operation/Process
VI. Distribution/Market Play
* Retailers
* Locations
VII. Ignorance of Society
VIII. Government Agencies Against Piracy
* Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team
* FAQ’S
IX. Final Words for the Readers

Introduction

For the past year $69 Million or Php2,967,000,000 are loss on only movie piracy.(http://www.havocscope.com/movie-piracy-losses-by-country/) If we count the other numbers, it would sum up to an enormous amount. Due to our realization of the problem and also from the help of our professor, we agreed upon using this topic for our research paper. With the proper information and the right amount of words carefully filtered for the modern scrutinizing society’s hideous ears, we could inform the public about the numbers, the possibilities, and the mass effect upon Filipino citizens. We hope this could start someone’s sense of care upon the Optical media industry or could even start a contributing fight against piracy and those who should be punish in the hands of the laws established.

II. What is Optical Media Piracy?

* Media piracy
Media piracy, more frequently referred to by more specific terms such as software piracy, music piracy, and movie piracy, refers both to: * The practice of illegally copying a source work (software, music, movie, or other) * The idea that such copying is morally equivalent to (traditional) piracy, which is presumed to refer both mass theft of valuables and tangible harm to the copyright holder * Optical Media

Optical Media - a storage medium or device in which information, including sounds and/or images, or software code, has been stored, either by mastering and/or replication, which may be accessed and read using a lens scanning mechanism employing a high intensity light source such as a laser or any such other means as may be developed in the future.

III. Laws Against Optical Media Piracy
Existing laws protect optical media products are:
(Attached are copies of Republic Act No. 9239 “Optical Media Act of 2003” and Republic Act No. 8293 ”Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines”)

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9239

AN ACT REGULATING OPTICAL MEDIA, REORGANIZING FOR THIS PURPOSE THE VIDEOGRAM REGULATORY BOARD, PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Chapter III Licensing and Other Regulatory Provisions
Section 13-Licensing and Registration
Section 14-Form, Term, Amendment and Renewal of License Section 15-Grounds for Non-issuance or Non-renewal of
License
Section 16-Grounds for Suspension or Cancellation of
License
Section 17-Registration of Present Licenses
Section 18-Source Identification (SID) Codes
Chapter IV. Penal Provisions
SECTION 19. Offenses and Penalties. (SEE ATTACHED COPY1.)

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8293

AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CODE AND ESTABLISHING...
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