Globe Telecom pushes support for intellectual rights by blocking 2,500 illegal sites with #PlayItRight

Usage of anything without permission or paying the appropriate fees is illegal in the Philippines.. so when you download illegal copies of movies or songs, you are not only breaking the law, but in essence stealing from the owners of those songs or movies the money they should have earned from your use of their property.

To date, Globe Telecom has upped its drive against those providing illegally obtained content online by blocking  a total of 2,471 domains or sites in 2017, especially those that hosted lewd content and child pornography as part of its #PlayItRight advocacy campaign.

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The company has taken a stronger stance to combat child pornography by blocking websites and related content as stipulated in the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009.   “As a purpose-led organization, we have a responsibility to ensure that our products and services will not be used for illegal activities.   Globe Telecom is strongly committed to help address child pornography in the country,” said Yoly Crisanto, SVP for Corporate Communications.   She emphasized that the company will actively look out for illegal sites that contain vulgar content involving children.

 Movies and songs are easily legally obtainable already online even through your smartphones with Netflix, HOOQ, Spotify and a host of other platforms for a small monthly or daily fee. In 2017, Globe Telecom launched the #PlayItRight advocacy to help the entertainment industry curb piracy and protect intellectual property rights.  “Our advocacy #PlayItRight goes beyond anti-piracy, it also aims to protect customers against malware and other cyber security threats that normally accompany illegal content or torrenting sites,” Crisanto revealed.

 

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