Public Hearing – Davao City Ordinance
November 12—-The Optical Media Board recently attended the regular session of Davao City Sangguniang Panglungsod to act as resource person regarding the proposed amendment of City Ordinance 0381-82 that regulates the showing of motion pictures and cinematographic works in public establishments.
OMB Chair and CEO Atty. Anselmo Adriano appeared before the city council members to answer questions from the councilors and respond to clarifications regarding the proposed amendment.
Pursuant to Ordinance number 0381-82, public establishments need to acquire a Mayor’s Permit from the city government to have permission to showcase films. The issuance of permit shall be based on requirements such as permission from copyright owners to allow public exhibition of their films, and
OMB registration and/or licensing of storage devices that contain copyrighted film materials.
Public establishments that will not follow the provisions of the ordinance shall be subjected to a fine of from P3,000 up to P5,000. Violators may also be subjected to prosecution under the provisions of the Anti-Camcording Act of 2010, Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, and the Optical Media Act of 2003.
The City Ordinance of Davao City, which is a historic first among LGUs, is part of the collaboration with OMB in the agency’s advocacy against Anti-Media Piracy and Presidential Proclamation No. 596, s. 2018. #