If you, like me, took an absurd amount of measures to avoid watching Avengers: Endgame spoilers before watching the movie, upon learning that a local TV station in the Philippines issued a pirated version of the first film. One day after its launch you can roll your head.
Orient Cable, a regional cable provider in Dipolog City in the Zamboanga district of the North of the Philippines, issued an ill-pirated version of Endgame according to the Philippine News Agency . Imagine watching TV and stumbling upon an elusive version of Endgame before having the opportunity to shell out $ 15 for a ticket to see it. It is maddening! Leaving aside the appropriate film label, it is also illegal. The Theater of Dapitan, a local chain of cinemas in the region, is suing Orient Cable for the obvious piracy, according to the Philippine News Agency .
The cable provider has not issued a statement about its decision to execute the pirated version of Endgame. Was it a joke, or maybe the opportunity to jump in the most talked about movie of the year? Orient Cable has neither commented nor acknowledged that, in issuing Endgame it violated three different Philippine federal laws, including the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, the Anti-Recording Law and the Prevention of Cybercrime Act, according to Vice .
Before Avengers: Endgame came out, directors Joe and Anthony Russo asked the fans not to spoil it. That code has already been broken on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit and even walking down a neighborhood street. (I do not know who is leaving the sidewalk spoiler drawings in Brooklyn, but if you are reading this, stop.)
Is it too much to ask that cable providers not infringe a multitude of federal laws just to spoil the film for thousands? of subscribers? Supossely Yes.