Optical Media Board

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Optical Media Board
PH seal Optical Media Board.png
Official seal
AbbreviationOMB
Agency overview
Formed1987 (as Videogram Regulatory Board)
2004 (as Optical Media Board)
Jurisdictional structure
National agencyPhilippines
Operations jurisdictionPhilippines
General nature
  • Local civilian agency
HeadquartersScout Limbaga, Diliman, Quezon City

Agency executives
Website
omb.gov.ph

The Optical Media Board, formerly known as the Videogram Regulatory Board, is a national agency under the Office of the President of the Philippines responsible for regulating the production, use and distribution of recording media in the Philippines.

Under Republic Act 9239, the former Videogram Regulatory Board was renamed and reorganized in response to the increasing popularity of VCD and DVD players in the country during the early 2000s, and consequently the widespread piracy of optical media such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs.[1] It has conducted, and thus earned a reputation, for numerous raids on flea market stalls and similar establishments selling bootleg media.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "R.A. 9239". The Lawphil Project. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Anti-piracy group raids companies in Cavite, Laguna". Interaksyon. TV5 Network. Archived from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2017.