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Jinggoy says OMB no longer relevant, pushes for abolition

The Optical Media Board (OMB) has outlived its purpose and would best be abolished, Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada said on Tuesday, Feb. 21, as he filed Senate Bill No. 1904.

SC denies petition of ex-OMB chair Ronnie Rickets on raid of pirated discs

The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed for lack of merit the petition for certiorari of former Optical Media Board (OMB) chair Ronald “Ronnie” Ricketts seeking the dismissal of graft charges against him in connection with his alleged failure to institute charges against those arrested for possession of pirated digital video discs (DVDs) and video compact discs (VCDs) during a raid in 2010.

BSA: Software legalization campaign off to good start in PH

At the halfway point of the campaign, the Philippine results for software legalization came second to Thailand’s and ahead of Vietnam’s and Indonesia’s.

Survey: 64% of PH businesses using illegal software

More than half of corporations in the Philippines are still using unlicensed software in their business operations, according to the latest BSA Global Software Survey in 2018.

OMB wants law amended to cover Internet-based content

During its recent budget hearing at the Senate, OMB chief Anselmo Adriano said the agency is a storage-based regulatory office and is powerless when it comes to piracy committed over the Internet.

OMB admits difficulty keeping up with modern tech, combating piracy

The Optical Media Board said pirated materials have migrated from optical discs to USBs, SD cards, internal, and external storage devices.

Survey finds surge in use of ‘illicit streaming devices’ among PH consumers

A new study of the content-viewing behavior of Filipino consumers revealed that 34% of consumers use a TV box which can be used to stream pirated television and video content.

Pirated software will only bring legal troubles, malware threats: BSA

Ironically, the BSA said the top software products being used illegally by businesses are operating systems and anti-virus solutions.

P6.7-B worth of pirated goods seized from January to May

P103 million worth of optical disks were captured by the Optical Media Board but only cover the period of January to March.
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