A netizen went viral on social media not because of her movie review on the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) top-grosser movie ‘Rewind,’ but because of openly showed that she was watching an illegal release of the film.
In a Facebook post, the said netizen posted the lesson she learned from MMFF while showing a clip taken during the movie.
However, netizens noticed that she watched the film via laptop and not in theaters, which resulted in her receiving criticism.
Instead of apologizing, the netizen insisted that she must not be blamed for watching a pirated version of Rewind, saying that people should look for the uploader instead.
“Daming umiiyak sa POST ko. Kesyo bakit daw sa laptop ako nanood, saan ba dapat? “Sa plato?” Kesyo magandang lesson daw dyan wag manood ng PIRATA. Yes may point naman kayo, mali naman talaga. FYI!! THE LINK IS ALL OVER THE INTERNET! Bakit di nyo sisihin o hanapin yung mismong UPLOADER? Ofcourse may LINK na at nasa FB na, sinong taong aayaw na panoorin kung naka upload na sa FB/INTERNET FOR FREE. Lalo na at pabor sa mga taong walang kakayahan manood ng CINE,” she wrote.
“Yung iba nga mas makakapal ang MUKHA, pinagkakakitaan pa bago ibigay yung link! As if naman mapipigilan nyo pa yung mga tao na wag manood ng PIRATA! Para namang di nyo naranasan tangkilikin yung pirate CD sa BANGKETA noon mapanood nyo lang yung gusto nyong MOVIE,” she added.
Under Republic Act No. 10175, netizens who illegally acquired a copy of a copyright material, including films can be put behind bars for 20 years and pay up to P500,000.