Philippines House Ratifies Optical Media Act

Law360, New York (January 28, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A law that cracks down on optical media piracy has been ratified by the House of Representatives of the Philippines, local media reported.

The Optical Media Act punishes piracy of intellectual properties through illegal manufacture, replication and sale of "any recordable medium or device and which information, including sounds or images, fixed or unfixed in a combination or software code is stored."

The bill covers various disk formats in any technical variations, now known or still to be known in the future which may be accessed...
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