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Is the Pinoy Tambayan website freely accessible online?

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It is not possible to access Pinoy Tambayan websites due to intellectual property concerns. Several Pinoy Tambayan websites have been shut down for providing streaming and on-demand services that feature illegal full-length videos of ABS-CBN television shows and movies.

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ABS-CBN is a major television network in the Philippines. The network sued the owners of several piracy websites for trademark and copyright infringement. Some affected websites include PinoyTambayan.me, PinoyTambayan.org and WebPinoyTambayan.org. The courts ruled in favor of the TV network, awarding $10 million in damages due to the infringement of copyrights. Viewers residing in the United States can still access ABS-CBN movies and TV shows legally through TFC.tv.

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