Thursday, May 4, 2017

ABS-CBN seeks $40M in damages from pirate websites

MANILA - ABS-CBN said it sought $40 million in damages from 22 websites that were blocked and shut down for showing the network's content.

The Philippines' largest media and entertainment network has "zero tolerance" for pirates, said ABS-CBN Global chief operating officer Raffy Lopez.

"We know that over ninety percent of these pirate sites contain malware which can harm people by stealing the banking and personal information from their computers or phones," Lopez said.

"We will continue to shut down these pirate sites to protect the public from harm. There is only one genuine ABS-CBN internet subscription service that is safe for our fans to use and that is TFC and,” said ABS-CBN assistant vice president and head of global anti-piracy Elisha Lawrence.

The shuttered websites include: is the official news website of ABS-CBN Corp