'Wiling Willie' Faces Another Case!

The saga of the war between ABS-CBN and Willie Revillame continues!

After the three cases filed by the Kapamilya network to Willie which were junked by the court, another one was filed by the network this time to Willie's primetime variety show "Willing Willie".

ABS-CBN filed a P127 Million copyright infringement case versus Revillame, his production outfit (WilProductions, Inc.) and ABC 5 (now known as TV5) before the Regional Trial Court of Makati on November 24.

A 33-page complaint of the Kapamilya network states the unlawfully infringed of "Wiling Wille" on ABS-CBN’s copyright over its show, "Wowowee". According to the news, ABS-CBN claimed that despite the new show and segment titles, "Willing Willie" is undeniably a copycat of "Wowowee".

Among the acts of plagiarism listed in the complaint are: (1) Willing Willie’s opening song and/or dance number led by its host; (2) Wowowee’s “BIGA-TEN” versus Willing Willie’s “Big Time Ka”; (3) Wowowee’s “Willie of Fortune” versus Willing Willie’s “Willtime Bigtime,” which contain portions where the contestants tell their personal stories and showcase their talents before they play a singing and/or trivia game; (4) the dancers/characters of Wowowee are also appearing in Willing Willie, most notable of whom is April “Congratulations” Gustilo; and (5) the set design, stage, studio viewers’ seats lay-out, lighting and camera angles of Willing Willie are also strikingly similar to Wowowee.

Willie then stated his reaction for this new case on the November 26 episode of "Wiling Willie". Some of his lines were:

"Ang ABS-CBN, idinemanda na naman ako," he started "Nag-file po sila sa Makati naman, pagkatapos ng Quezon City...."

"Palagay ko, iikutin nila ang buong Pilipinas para makasuhan lang ako..."

"Ganyan po ang nakikita ko diyan. Hindi nila ako titigilan..."

He even invited the people/viewers of the show to join him in court saying:

"Kung gusto n'yo akong samahan, samahan n'yo ako. Ipaglaban natin ang programang ito"!

"Alas-diyes po 'yon, mga alas-otso, magkita-kita tayo doon."

"Hindi ako papayag na mahinto [ang Willing Willie]."

"Kapag nahinto, magso-show kami diyan sa labas. Diyan tayo magsama-sama, kahit walang telebisyon!"

Hmmm...what do you think of this?! It seems that the fight is getting more intense! Will this new TRO be wasted again just like the previous?! Will Willie Revillame once again win in this new battle?!

What can you say about Willie Revillame? Did ABS-CBN really needs to pursue their fight against Willie?! C",)

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