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Local movie industry cracks down on piracy

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MANILA, Philippines—Cinema security will be stepped up in the Philippines to curb illegal recording by digital pirates.

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OMB on high alert for ‘Man of Steel’ June 12 premiere

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The Optical Media Board (OMB) will be on nationwide alert starting Wednesday when the Hollywood blockbuster “Man of Steel” opens in local theaters, a week before its American premiere.

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P6.1 M worth of pirated DVDs seized in OMB raids

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OMB chairman Ronnie Ricketts INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Members of the Optical Media Board (OMB) and the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit confiscated 44 sacks of pirated movies in DVDs worth P6.1 million and two television sets in a series of raids in Manila and Laguna, OMB chairman Ronnie Ricketts said on Monday.

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IPO, OMB to movie pirates: We’ll catch you with night vision goggles

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FROM left, “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank” director Marlon Rivera, US Embassy economic officer Darren Dapas, OMB chair Ronnie Ricketts, MPAFPC legal counsel Joji Alonso, IPO director general Ricardo Blancaflor and PNP NCRPO Chief Supt. Gen. Christopher Laxa Arnold Almacen

Movie pirates can no longer use the darkness of movie houses as cover, top honchos of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and Optical Media Board (OMB) vowed.

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Ricketts: Antipiracy fight like karate

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It is work as usual for Optical Media Board (OMB) chair Ronnie Ricketts this holiday season.

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Philippines off piracy priority watch list, says OMB

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Optical Media Board (OMB) chair Ronnie Ricketts said he regretted but understood actor Cesar Montano’s decision to decline a Malacañang appointment as an OMB official. Montano was to replace violinist John Lesaca as a board member in the antipiracy group. Lesaca’s term expired when he ran for Quezon City councilor in 2010. “Cesar’s concern was [...]

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OMB runs after music pirates, too

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The crackdown on piracy benefits not only movie producers but also singers and record labels, according to Optical Media Board (OMB) chairman Ronnie Ricketts.

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OMB chief spends holidays running after movie pirates

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ONCE AN ACTOR… Fans gather around OMB chief during a stop on the Christmas Day cinema rounds.  Photo courtesy of OMB

Optical Media Board (OMB) Chair Ronnie Ricketts spent Christmas Day monitoring the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) opening and clamping down on movie pirates. Working closely with the Motion Picture for Anti-Film Piracy Council (MPAFPC), Ricketts said his team arrested a man for attempting to record the festival entry “Enteng ng Ina Mo” at [...]

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Jennylyn Mercado: Dennis Trillo and I should forgive and forget

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Jennylyn Mercado refutes the story that she and her ex, Dennis Trillo, avoided each other during Janno Gibbs’ concert last Saturday. “Nauna talaga ang number ko sa kanya,” she clarifies. “At umalis ako agad pagkatapos kong mag perform. Nagkita na [rin] kami ni Dennis sa Party Pilipinas pero di kami nagpansinan.” Luis Manzano was supposed [...]

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Acting as recreation for Ricketts

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RONNIE Ricketts (right), with comedian Dinky Doo, intensifies his campaign against piracy.JIM GUIAO PUNZALAN

Ronnie Ricketts has agreed to direct and appear in an action movie with Viva Films – on condition that he would only shoot on weekends so as not to hamper his job as chairman of the Optical Media Board. He has so far turned down offers to appear in shows on the three major networks [...]

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OMB is Ronnie Ricketts’ top priority

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Actor Ronnie Ricketts’ job as chair of the Optical Media Board (OMB) left him with no choice but to turn down two TV projects—the 2010 fantasy-adventure series “Panday” on GMA 7 and the ongoing teleserye “Mula Sa Puso” on ABS-CBN. “Working on these shows would eat up my time,” said Ricketts, OMB chair since 2009. [...]

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Optical Media Board threatens local software pirates

MANILA, Philippines – The battle of the Optical Media Board (OMB) against local computer software pirates in on. With its support on the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT), OMB on Friday threatened local companies which recently refused the on-the-spot inspection of the regulatory board with legal sanctions if they failed to prove that they were using [...]

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