Republic of the Philippines
G.R. No. 108946 January 28, 1999
FRANCISCO G. JOAQUIN, JR., and BJ PRODUCTIONS, INC., petitioners,
HONORABLE FRANKLIN DRILON, GABRIEL ZOSA, WILLIAM ESPOSO, FELIPE MEDINA, JR., and CASEY FRANCISCO, respondents.
This is a petition for certiorari. Petitioners seek to annul the resolution of the Department of Justice, dated August 12, 1992, in Criminal Case No. Q-92-27854, entitled “Gabriel Zosa, et al. v. City Prosecutor of Quezon City and Francisco Joaquin, Jr.,” and its resolution, dated December 3, 1992, denying petitioner Joaquin’s motion for reconsideration.
Petitioner BJ Productions, Inc. (BJPI) is the holder/grantee of Certificate of Copyright No. M922, dated January 28, 1971, of Rhoda and Me, a dating game show aired from 1970 to 1977.
On June 28, 1973, petitioner BJPI submitted to the National Library an addendum to its certificate of copyright specifying the show’s format and style of presentation.