The Philippine National Police and three film-related organizations will sign a memorandum of agreement for the effective implementation of Republic Act No. 10088 also known as the Anti-Camcording Act of 2009.
Aside from the PNP, the three other signatories are the Motion Picture Anti-Film Piracy Council, Inc., the National Cinema Association of the Philippines (NCAP) and the Motion Pictures of America (MPA).
The signing of the MOA will be the highlight of a one-day seminar hosted by the Anti-Film Piracy Council and will coincide with a press conference called for this purpose.
The officials who will affix their signatures on the MOA are PNP Chief Director General Jesus Verzosa, Atty. Rolando Duenas of NCAP, Mr. Dominic Du of Anti-Film Piracy Council (representing the local film producers) and an MPA representative.
Other officials from enforcing agencies like the National Bureau of Investigation, the Intellectual Property Office and the Optical Media Board will be attending the seminar and the MOA signing.
Republic Act No. 10088 was approved by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last May 13, 2010, Its title is: An Act To Prohibit and Penalize the Unauthorized Use, Possession and/or Control of Audiovisual Recording Devices for the Unauthorized Recording of Cinematographic Films and Other Audiovisual Works and/or their Soundtracks in an Exhibition Facility Providing Penalties Therefor and for Other Purposes.
The senate bill on this matter, Senate Bill No. 3529 (The Anti-Camcording Act of 2009) was filed on Nov. 11, 2009 during the 14th Congress by Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Jinggoy P. Ejercito-Estrada, Mar Roxas and Allan Peter S. Cayetano.
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