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Over 3,500 Pirated DVDs Surrendered to ABS-CBN from Dragon Mart, Red Carpet Express and Other Stores in Toronto, Canada

Friday, March 31, 2017

Toronto, CA, March 31, 2017 – ABS-CBN representatives, with the presence of Toronto Police Service officers, confiscated yesterday a total of 3,590 pirated DVDs of copyrighted ABS-CBN movies from Dragon Mart, Tina Shop and Unit 16B of Dragon Centre and Red Carpet Express of Oriental Centre in Toronto, Canada.

This development followed the successful enforcement effort by ABS-CBN earlier this month that resulted in the confiscation of hundreds of pirated DVDs of ABS-CBN content from six stores in Montreal and Toronto.

Some of the 3,590 DVDs confiscated from Red Carpet Express, Dragon Mart and other stores in Toronto clearly show movies from ABS-CBN.

“By now, I think pirates are aware that we are dead serious in implementing the zero tolerance policy of ABS-CBN COO Raffy Lopez when it comes to our anti-piracy efforts,” said ABS-CBN Canada Country Manager Jun Del Rosario.  “We will not let any scammer or pirate compromise the quality of our content, our distribution platforms and viewing experience, and our brand so that they can enrich themselves illegally. We will protect our property and aggressively pursue these criminals.”

ABS-CBN AVP & Head of Global Anti-Piracy Elisha Lawrence added: “We are very pleased with the excellent results. We will continue our scorched earth enforcement in Canada against the piracy of ABS-CBN’s content.”

“ABS-CBN is not prepared to tolerate the infringement of its intellectual property rights in Canada, and we are hopeful that the message is now loud and clear to all businesses that this illegal activity cannot continue,” said David Lipkus, counsel for ABS-CBN.

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