Brian Breuhaus, Economic Officer, US Embassy, Josephine Santiago, Director General, Intellectual Property Office Philippines (IPOPHL), Atty. Marivic Benedicto, Chair, Philippine Association of the Recording Industry (PARI), and Sherwin dela Cruz, Country Manager, iflix.
In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day in Manila, Motion Picture Association recently held a presscon in Makati City, attended by representatives from the Intellectual Property Office, DOST-Information and Communications Technology Office, Philippine Association of Record Industry, Inc., National Cinema Association of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Association of National Advertisers, and the US Embassy. They have joined together to announce new efforts to prevent piracy,illegal camcording and other violations of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
While the Philippines’ continues to experience a fast growing digital landscape and high mobile engagement among users, with digital trade and e-commerce on the rise, online piracy continues to threaten the entire ecosystem. Criminals and organized cartels have also sought to capitalize on digital-related crime.