Philippine Cable TV In Trouble For Illegally Airing Pirated Version Of The Avengers: Endgame Movie

Pappi Hex

A local cable TV station in the Philippines has got into big trouble for illegally airing a pirated version of Marvel's Avengers: Endgame a day after the premier of the movie.

According to Philippines News Agency, Orient Cable and Telecommunications, Inc. aired the much awaited Avengers: Endgame on cable TV, a day after the film was premiered in the country.

Following the incident, Teatre de Dapitan, an authorised movie house for the Avengers movie reported to the police after which Orient Cable stopped airing the movie, and then replaced it with another pirated version of "Captain Barbel."

Right now, Teatre de Dapitan are filing a law suit against Orient Cable for the illegal airing of the movie.

"We are filing a case against Orient Cable, definitely," said Chembeelyn Alpeche-Balucan, a lawyer representing Teatre de Dapitan.
Apart from Teatre de Dapitan, fans of the Marvel movie took to social media to pour out their anger on Orient Cable for the ultimate spoiler.

"This act is a huge violation of the law and a huge disrespect of the film industry," a student of Multimedia Studies at the University of the Philippines Open University said, noting that Orient Cable had violated three laws; Republic Act 8293 (RA) or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, RA 10088 or the Anti-Camcoding Act of 2010, and RA 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Despite all these, the management of Orient Cable has remained silent on the issue and won't respond to questions.

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