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    Internet pirate granted residency: report

    A Filipino man ordered by a US court to pay $35 million for internet piracy has been granted permanent residence, it's been reported.


    A Filipino man who was ordered by a US court to pay $35 million for internet piracy has been granted permanent residency and is living in Auckland, it has been reported.

    RNZ has named the man as Vonn Ryan Motomal, who is in his 20s and came to New Zealand in 2013 as a student.

    According to the report, Mr Motomal set up more than 90 pirate sites streaming TV and movies from the Phillipines biggest entertainment conglomerate, ABS-CN.

    He was prosecuted by ABS-CN for infringing copyrights and trademarks and in December 2014 a court in Florida awarded $35m in damages.

    ABS-CN reached a private settlement with Mr Motomal at the end of that year.

    He was granted permanent residency in New Zealand in September last year.

    "I talked to my lawyer in the US and he said it will not affect (residency) because it's just a civil case," Mr Motomal told RNZ.

    The Immigration Department isn't commenting for privacy reasons.


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