An Overseas Filipino Worker got busted after mall security caught her recording a movie at a mall in Ermita, Manila.
According to the Anti-Camcording Act of 2010, it is illegal to record movies inside cinemas as it can be used to reproduce pirated DVDs which is fairly rampant in the Philippines.
According to the security guard identified only as Rodel Cabuhat, he was checking the cinema when she spotted a woman who is almost lying while watching the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) movie “Fantastica’, as reported by ABS-CBN.
Cabuhat also saw that the mobile phone of the woman is lighted prompting him to see that she was indeed recording the movie.
The security guard confronted the woman who was found out to be an Overseas Filipino Worker. She was then taken to the police station where they saw about one-hour movie recording.
The suspect will have to face the consequences of her actions as per the Anti-Camcording Act of 2010.
Aside from cam-cording a movie, it is also illegal to sell pirated copies of movies in the Philippines. Despite the strict regulations, there are still sellers who chose to gamble into this business knowing that not all Filipinos can afford the cost of the movie being aired in cinemas.