Wednesday, April 26, 2017
PAPT Raid Initial Releases
Monday, April 17, 2017
A compilation of publicly released news articles about the NBI raid/seizure of Gaisano Gilmore counterfeit case
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Computer experts from the PAPT said the use of unlicensed software put any business at risk. Illegal software exposes the company to cybercrime and security issues that could lead to millions of pesos in losses and more millions for technical help to recover from a major breach
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
OMB Agents were directed to conduct routine inspections of business stalls at Mandaluyong, Pasig and Marikina, where illegal compact discs abound and openly sold to the public.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Intro: On April 13, 2016, OMB Agents were directed to inspect Philippines Global Optic Media, Inc., located inside the Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Subject facility is licensed with the Optical Media Board, however, initial reports indicated that “parallel” CD replication was being done inside their premises (parallel replication is the act of copying illegal compact discs with legitimate copies).
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
With the hardline intention of newly appointed OMB Chair Atty. Anselmo B. Adriano to intensify the campaign against pirated optical discs, as well as pursue its illicit sources, OMB Agents on Monday, April 11, 2016 inspected Mei-ah VCD Shop, located at 556 Tomas Mapua Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Metrowalk Ortigas – With the intensified anti-piracy campaign being implemented by newly appointed Chairman & CEO Atty. Anselmo B. Adriano, inspection operations were conducted by the Enforcement & Investigation Division (EID) in Metrowalk Ortigas, Pasig City and Arayat, Cubao, Quezon City, which resulted in the seizure of one hundred forty one (141) sacks of pirated CDs/DVDs having an estimated value of nineteen million seven hundred forty thousand pesos (PhP 19,740,000.00).
Monday, April 11, 2016
The Enforcement and Investigation Division (EID) of the Optical Media Board (OMB) conducted its first out of town inspection operations under the chairmanship of Atty. Anselmo B. Adriano in the province of Bulacan particularly Sta. Maria, Norzaragay and San Jose Del Monte City, respectively,on April 04, 2016.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Authorities from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has conducted a raid on a call center in Bacoor, Cavite suspected of using unlicensed software.
Pilipinas Anti – Piracy Team (PAPT) comprising National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) seized computers loaded with unauthorized copies of software during a recent inspection of Easy PC Computer stores in Makati and Parañaque City. A Lenovo laptop, an Acer Laptop, 3 unbranded desktop and 2 USB with infringing copies of various unauthorized copies of various Microsoft programs.
Six businesses in Southern Manila were recently raided for alleged use of unlicensed software.
The Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) toughened its drive against piracy by tracking down establishments in Southern Manila that operate using unlicensed software
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
October 2013, Manila, Philippines -- Shortly after the recent raids conducted by the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) led by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on BPO Operator JECC, three popular computer retailers namely Microstation Computer Center Inc., Starapple Computer Corporation and PC Chain Superstores were caught selling branded PCs loaded with pirated software.
Monday, October 26, 2015
A public apology has been issued by the John Ernest Connecting Continents (JECC ) for using infringing copies of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office in their operation where it has breached the Philippines’ Intellectual Property Code (Republic Act No. 8293).
Monday, October 26, 2015
Pilipinas Anti – Piracy Team (PAPT) comprising National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) seized computers loaded with unauthorized copies of software during a recent inspection of computer repair stores in Gilmore, Quezon City.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Manila, Philippines- In the last week of May, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) conducted raids on various establishments in Cebu City, where three hardware retailers, namely Nutech, MSi and Across Technology, were found to be hard loading several branded computers with illegal software. Four other hardware businesses, namely Cardinal Audio Center, PC Chain Superstore, PC Gadgets & Mobile Hub and Acenet Unlimited Business Computer Inc., were likewise found infringing copies of Microsoft programs in a similar raid operation conducted by the NBI last November 2012. Hard-disk loading is a form of software piracy where resellers of computer hardware load unauthorized copies of software onto the machines they sell. During the Visayas crackdown of the Pilipinas Anti-piracy Team (PAPT), a few number of branded computers were found to be hard loaded with pirated software were two Acer laptops, three Lenovo computers and one Samsung laptop.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
June 6, 2013, Manila Philippines- The campaign against software piracy continues as the Philippine Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) visited several business centers in the South Metro region last May 23 and 24 to conduct inspections and determine if these companies were utilizing genuine software. Establishments in Batangas and Laguna were inspected including Automated Technology Philippines, Diversion Industries Incorporated, Fastech Synergy, Glades International Corporation, Miyasaki Polymer (Philippines), Nikkoshi Philippines, Paete Manufacturing Cooperative, Renewable Products Group and Tann Philippines.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
16 August 2012, Philippines—The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) launches today a new educational drive to address the high percentage of software piracy in the Philippines. Dubbed as “Be Aware of Your Software: Maximize the Benefits, Minimize the Risks”, the new campaign seeks to raise awareness on the proper use of software and respect for copyright owners.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Manila, Philippines—After the commencement of its “Be Aware of Your Software” (BAYS) campaign, an initiative as member of the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT), the National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) spearheaded by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), and in cooperation with the Department of Justice (DOJ), launched a manual for the investigation and prosecution of Intellectual Property (IP) cases at the recently held 2nd Philippine Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Summit at the Edsa Shangri-La in Mandaluyong City.
Friday, December 14, 2012
14 December 2012, Manila, Philippines—Online shopping is becoming more and more popular among Filipinos with the growing number of online shopping sites that offer great, cost-efficient deals, especially during this period of holiday rush. As consumers continue to make transactions online, there is a greater need to take the necessary precautions to ensure online safety.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
IPR Campaign gets boost as US Government takes measures against infringers in the Philippines
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
27 February 2013, Manila, Philippines—Being the subject of a Hold Departure Order (HDO) is among the consequences awaiting owners of businesses found to be using or selling illegal software by the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) as it kicks off its 2013 campaign with inspection of computers of commercial establishments using or selling illegal software in cities in South Metro Manila including Parañaque, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa as well as in the nearby provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, Bicol and Mindoro beginning this March.
Friday, April 5, 2013
As part of its continuing campaign to curb software piracy in the country, the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) led by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) recently conducted an inspection of computer retail stores at well-known malls in Muntinlupa City and Las Piñas. The NBI team seized brand new Acer, Lenovo, Samsung and HP computers loaded with unauthorized copies of software.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) is set to conduct another round of inspection in June in the Visayas Region to clamp down businesses and establishments that continue to use or sell pirated software. Legalize your software now before it's too late.
Friday, April 20, 2012
20 April 2012, Pampanga, Philippines--The Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) led by the Optical Media Board (OMB) resumed its Northern Luzon anti-software piracy campaign and confiscated more than 100 pirated software installers allegedly used by computer retail stores in Pampanga.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
03 April 2012, Manila, Philippines–The Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) led by the Optical Media Board (OMB) found numerous cases where businesses were using more software than they had purchased licenses for, in the first leg of its crackdown campaign in Northern Luzon. PAPT warns erring companies that such misuse is as much a crime as use of pirated software.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
06 March 2012, Manila, Philippines– After a successful campaign against software piracy in 2011, the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) is gearing up to an even more intensive drive this year by homing in on Northern Luzon and Central Visayas, with inspections on business establishments suspected of using unlicensed software commencing.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
13 December 2011, Manila, Philippines–Two member agencies of the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team, the Optical Media Board (OMB) and the Intellectual Property Office Philippines (IPOPHL) have joined forces to conduct software inspections in business establishments across Metro Manila to root out businesses suspected of using, distributing or selling pirated software.
Friday, September 9, 2011
PAPT marks 6 years of anti-software piracy success and vows no let-up in resolve
Monday, July 25, 2011
Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines-The Optical Media Board (OMB), a member of the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT), found Internet Cafes or i-Cafes in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City among the most rampant users of pirated software during its recent inspection of commercial establishments in those two Mindanao cities.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Staying true to its promise of targeting all forms of businesses, the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) recently conducted routine inspections on various organizations in Bacolod City and Iloilo City and found not just internet cafes but rural banks, schools particularly universities, and hospitals to be using unlicensed software in their business premises. The inspections were preceded by a 20-day countdown to action announced through ads in local newspapers.
Friday, May 27, 2011
The Optical Media Board, a member of the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) along with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), warned companies that refuse to have their software inspected that they will face legal sanctions unless they show proof that they are using licensed software.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
April 26, 2011, Manila - In an effort to curb piracy and in light of the World Intellectual Property Day, the Optical Media Board (OMB) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have intensified its efforts against software piracy in the Philippines through another round of inspections in several key areas in Metro Manila.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Manila, Philippines (17 March 2011) –The Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) goes on an enforcement blitz south of Metro Manila towards Alabang, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Cavite and Laguna to go after businesses suspected of using unlicensed software and level the competitive field in these areas.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The PAPT has launched an all-out campaign this year to go after businesses using pirated software in a determined effort to map out several major business centers as software-piracy free zones. The campaign has already started in Makati, where companies were given until March 26 to legalize their software or face the risks of a PAPT raid or routine inspection.
Monday, March 29, 2010
OMB starts routine inspections against 19 Internet cafes in Makati today after the ultimatum given by the team to legalize any software license misuse expired on Friday, March 26. The routine inspections resulted to the seizure of 19 computers for temporary custody of the OMB. Inspections on business users to follow immediately after.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
In a span of just two months, the NBI-IPRD has conducted separate enforcement actions against 17 businesses allegedly involved in software piracy. Fourteen (14) of the companies raided were caught using computers that were allegedly loaded with different versions of pirated software. Three (3) were branches of a computer store apprehended for selling computers allegedly loaded with unlicensed software.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The PAPT composed of the NBI, OMB and the PNP declared the official start of the 20-day grace period given to businesses in Cebu to legalize their use of software. The 20-day grace period given by the PAPT in Cebu starts Tuesday, June 1, 2010 and will end on Monday, June 28, 2010. PAPT enforcement actions will resume on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
Friday, June 25, 2010
A recent raid conducted by the Anti-Fraud and Commercial Crimes Division (AFCCD) of the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) against a business establishment in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, resulted in the seizure of more than 5.4 million pesos worth of pirated and unlicensed software.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT), a government-led coalition set up to curb software piracy in the country, composed of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Optical Media Board (OMB) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), continues to make a headway in its crusade against the use of pirated and unlicensed software in businesses nationwide.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Armed with Inspection Orders signed by OMB Chairman Edu Manzano, several businesses in San Fernando, Mabalacat, and Angeles City in Pampanga were inspected by the OMB agents, to check the legality of their software commencing the crackdown of the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team against businesses using unlicensed and pirated software in North and Central Luzon.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Christmas is coming but the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) has not wavered in its campaign against businesses engaging in software piracy. Recently, the PAPT announced a citywide crackdown against businesses in Pasig City and Quezon City areas that are allegedly using pirated and unlicensed software.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Following the announcement of a citywide crackdown against businesses using pirated and unlicensed software in Davao City, agents of the Optical Media Board (OMB), a member of the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) recently conducted routine inspections in the largest city in Mindanao island.
Monday, September 20, 2010
The PNP-CIDG-AFCCD recently conducted a raid against IZONE Technologies Philippines Corp. for the company’s use of pirated and unlicensed software in their business operations. The police seized 1.3 million pesos worth of illegal software.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The PAPT announced its intention to strengthen its grip against the use and/or sale of unlicensed and pirated software among business establishments, as they conduct more raids before the year-end.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The OMB, a member of the PAPT, has been doing the rounds of busy business districts of Metro Manila with unannounced visits to companies to check if they are using pirated and unlicensed software in their business operations. Among the areas that were visited are Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Quezon City, Parañaque and Taguig. The intensified operation of the team is part of the crackdown campaign of the PAPT under the Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late! campaign.
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