The Optical Media Board apprehended a Chinese national today, October 8, 2020, during an enforcement operation in Manila.
Agents of the Enforcement and Investigation Division of the OMB conducted an enforcement operation in Carriedo, Manila which led to the confiscation of assorted storage media devices being sold by business establishments unlicensed by the agency. The seized items, most of which were pre-downloaded with music and films amount to an estimated street value of Php1,527,000.00.
The operation also led to the arrest of “Lin Quingqun”, a Chinese national selling storage media devices containing copyrighted content. It was further discovered that Mr. Quingqun is holding an expired tourist ID card issued by the Bureau of Immigration.
Engaging in businesses or activities such as distribution or sale of any storage media devices without securing the necessary license and permits from OMB is a violation of Republic Act no. 9239, otherwise known as the Optical Media Act of 2003.
Lin Quingqun is facing administrative and criminal charges for violations of Republic Act 9239. If found guilty, he will face maximum imprisonment of up to six (6) years and a fine of up to One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 1,500,000.00) per violation. #