On November 9, 2010, the Court of Appeals released a Decision that junked ABS-CBN’s motion to file copyright infringement charges against GMA on grounds that the airing of Dela Cruz’s homecoming [by GMA] was done in good faith and cannot be regarded as infringement of copyrights.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently ordered the City Prosecutor of Quezon City to file libel charges against ABS-CBN for malicious imputations aired over its broadcast platforms in relation to the alleged “stolen” footage by broadcast giant GMA Network.
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN’s Corporate Communications Department sent a text message in response to the above press release by GMA-7.
Here is the official statement of ABS-CBN:
“We disagree with the ruling and we shall appeal it to the Court of Appeals.”