Multiply is Cheap. ABS-CBN is Stupid.

ABS-CBN MultiplyLast year, also-ran social network Multiply stepped into a petty third-world TV network war by entering into an ad deal with Philippine TV station ABS-CBN. Now Multiply gets pwned in that war — literally. ABS-CBN now owns 5% of Multiply, for the ridiculous price of $5 million.

The sad part is, neither company knows what they’re really offering each other aside from five million dollars for three million Filipino Multiply users. Consider the following statement from ABS-CBN Interactive head Paolo Pineda: Click here to continue reading “Multiply is Cheap. ABS-CBN is Stupid.”…

ABS-CBN Takes Down Sharon Sotto YouTube Clip

To my knowledge, Filipina import model Sharon Sotto is not an ABS-CBN “talent” (and I use the term loosely). Apparently, ABS-CBN thinks they own everybody. They just took down a YouTube clip of the US model.

Once again, ABS-CBN frivolously takes down a YouTube clip they don’t own. I’d like to remind ABS-CBN management that DMCA takedown notices require sworn statements. They may well be committing multiple acts of perjury, acts for which they may someday be held accountable. I’m sure the EFF would love to make that happen.

Surely having some dumb intern do indiscriminate YouTube searches isn’t worth that legal risk.