Big network earns $25-million from anti-piracy suit


One of the Philippine’s leading media conglomerate earns another favorable ruling for its anti-piracy cases. This time it is worth $25 million!

The media group of ABS-CBN Corporation, ABS-CBN Film Productions (Star Cinema) and ABS-CBN International received a judgment for $25 million in the U. S. Federal Court in the Southern District of Florida against Vonn Ryan Motomal of New Zealand.

Motomal owns dozens of multi-media web sites which were allegedly infringing the copyrights and trademarks of ABS-CBN shows and movies.

The judgment orders the transfer of Motomal sites to the media group.

Among the many sites by Motomal include,,,, and

It must be recalled that we reported on this on our previous issues here. Read related stories on below links: ABS-CBN files $12-M suit against online pirates, and Online piracy: Illegal hosting of Pinoy teleserye faces prosecution.

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