According to the latest news report coming from Inquirer Tech, the CIDG has said that the confiscated games were “allegedly” smuggled and not “pirated” as it was earlier reported by GMA news (this was taken from Yahoo since the original news report was changed)Â thus adding a whole new spin to the whole Datablitz raid.
Police Senior Superintendent Gilbert Sosa, had said in the report that, â€œDatablitz Incorporated is not authorized to distribute and sell these products,â€ Sosa said, adding that the software games products were allegedly smuggled from Hong Kong and Singapore.
Also, Sosa reported that the arrested Datablitz staff, 11 were charged with Section 168, or unfair competition in relation to Section 179 of RA 8293, or the Intellectual Property Rights law punishable by two to five years imprisonment, or fines ranging from P50,000 to P200,000.
So from pirates to now smugglers, it would seem that Datablitz is currently knee-deep in mud because of what happened 2 days ago.
For more info on what has happened please refer to our first post about the whole thing.