The phenomenon of film piracy in Indonesia

The phenomenon of film piracy in Indonesia is not a foreign problem. As technology develops, society can easily do it. This was done because of limited costs. Film piracy has been regulated in Law No.8 of 1992 concerning films and Article 72 of the Copyright Law. However, the perpetrators of film piracy are not deterred by the penalties given, so many have repeated them, According to many law firm jakarta

In recent years, there have been many cases of film piracy in Indonesia. Judging from various sources, there are cases that have been successfully disclosed, for example at the end of 2016, a case of piracy of the film "Warkop DKI Reborn" was found. The film, starring Abimana Aryasatya, Vino G. Bastian, and Tora Sudiro, was successfully hijacked by an irresponsible person by recording it directly in the cinema and spreading it through social media.

Falcon Pictures reported this action to Polda Metro Jaya. A woman with the initials PL (31) who was suspected of being the perpetrator of the piracy of the film Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Was arrested by the Sub-directorate of the Cyber ​​Crime Detective of the Jakarta Police. Director of Special Criminal Investigation of Polda Metro Jaya, Senior Commissioner Fadil Imran, explained that the piracy was carried out by PL, who works as an SPG (sales promotion girl) while watching the film at Ambarukmo Plaza, Yogyakarta. With the smartphone the perpetrator managed to record, then spread it through the Bigo Live account. The perpetrator was successfully arrested in Jakarta, and the police succeeded in confiscating the perpetrator's cellphone as evidence.

Based on the results of the police investigation, the motive for the perpetrator to do this was just for fun. There is no other motive or profit-seeking. PL is charged with Law No. 28/2014 on Copyright and Law No. 11/2008 on Electronic Information and Transaction (ITE), with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison or a fine of Rp. 4 billion.

also read : Movie Piracy Law in Indonesia

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