Successful campaign against copyright and trademark infringement | Inquirer Entertainment

Successful campaign against copyright and trademark infringement

03:00 AM December 20, 2014

ABS-CBN Corp., ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. (Star Cinema) and ABS-CBN International received a judgment recently, for $25 million, in the US Federal Court of Florida against Vonn Ryan Motomal from New Zealand.

Motomal owned more than 90 pirate sites infringing on the copyrights and trademarks of ABS-CBN’s popular TV shows and movies. Under the terms of the judgment, Motomal’s sites will all be transferred to ABS-CBN.

“This is another example of our relentless campaign against piracy. This time, we have found the pirate operating out of Auckland, New Zealand,” shared Elisha Lawrence, ABS-CBN International’s assistant vice president of Global Anti-Piracy.


Among the many pirate sites Motomal owned were,,, and


“This is another instance wherein ABS-CBN pursued a pirate, a content thief—and won!” said ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez.

ABS-CBN has recently partnered with Crimestoppers. Please call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 if you have any information on a pirate site, and you could be eligible for a reward if your information leads to a pirate’s conviction!

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