November 22——The Optical Media Board, together with Google Philippines, has conducted yesterday, November 21, a successful training seminar for representatives of production companies that qualified in the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
This seminar is part of OMB’s continuous efforts against media piracy and will also serve as preparation for the participating film production outfits to avoid illegal distribution of their respective films in various social media and streaming platforms before, during, and after the film festival.
According to OMB Chair and CEO Atty. Anselmo Adriano, there has been a significant decrease in the distribution of film materials for the past two film festivals. However, Atty. Adriano assured these production companies that the OMB will continue to exert efforts to protect filmmakers.
Google Policy Specialist Daniela Matuschka trained the participants about the process of filing copyright infringement claims and the takedown of copyright videos in Google and Youtube, respectively. Matuschka also taught the participants on what proper tools to be used for different platforms where MMFF films can be illegally distributed. The lecture was done through video conference that was facilitated by Google Philippines’ Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy Atty. Yves Gonzalez.
“We have films uploaded illegally on YouTube, which we’ll try to take down, now that we know the steps,” said Neysa Saguid, Social Media Manager of TBA Studios. Ms. Saguid is also thankful to OMB for this initiative. TBA Studios produced “Write About Love,” an entry in this year’s MMFF.
The other entries that have entered this year’s MMFF are as follows: The Mall, The Merrier, Miracle in Cell #7, Sunod, Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity, Mindanao, 3pol Trobol, Huli Ka Balbon, and Culion.#