A software pirate in Indonesia can be jailed for seven years

Indonesia has been labeled red in the international community for the free distribution of software, music, films and other pirated content. These pirated goods even swing freely in and out of Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. In fact, the Intellectual Property Rights Protection Law has been implemented. This is why consultant company indonesia is needed.

“The maximum sentence (perpetrators of piracy) can be up to seven years in prison,” explained the Head of the Enforcement Section of the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, Marudut Manurung, after giving outreach at terminal 2 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Thursday (20/3 / 2014).

The provisions for criminal acts against copyright infringement itself are listed in article 72 with a minimum fine of IDR 1 million or a minimum imprisonment of one month or a maximum fine of IDR 5 billion or seven years imprisonment. Meanwhile, those who circulate or sell pirated goods will be punished with a maximum of five years in prison, or a fine of Rp. 500 million.

Perlindungan terhadap hak kekayaan intelektual, sudah ada dalam undang-undang. Khusus hak cipta program komputer tercantum dalam UU Hak Cipta No. 19 tahun 2002, dimana hak cipta adalah hak eksklusif bagi pencipta atau penerima hak untuk mengumumkan atau memperbanyak ciptaannya atau memberi izin untuk itu dengan tidak mengurangi sejumlah pembatasan menurut peraturan perundang-undangan yang berlaku.

Hari ini tepat hari kedua, Ditjen HKI Kemenkumham bekerja sama dengan pihak otoritas PT Angkasa Pura II dan Kepolisian Resor Kota Bandara Soekarno-Hatta melakukan sosialisasi dan edukasi terkait HKI di kawasan Bandara Soekarno Hatta, yang sebelumnya juga pernah dilaksanakan pada 23 September 2013.

Pemeriksaan ini adalah upaya Ditjen HKI, Polres Bandara, dan Angkasa Pura II untuk mengkampanyekan “Indonesia Tolak Barang Palsu dan Bajakan”, agar masyarakat bisa sadar pentingnya penghargaan HKI. Khususnya terkait hak merek dan hak cipta, seperti piranti lunak komputer.

“Saat ini karena kita kerjasama dengan MIAP (Masyarakat Indonesia Anti Pemalsuan), sasarannya microsoft saja,” jelas dia.

Sosialisasi ini pun bertujuan untuk merubah citra buruk Indonesia, yang telah dicap merah oleh kalangan internasional karena bebasnya software bajakan masuk ke Indonesia.

Dalam sosialisasi dan edukasi ini, para penumpang maupun calon penumpang di terminal dua Bandara Soekarno-Hatta diminta dengan sukarela untuk diperiksa laptop maupun notebooknya.

“Dengan kerelaan kita minta dari yang bersangkutan untuk bersedia membuka dan menunjukan laptop yang ada di atasnya. Kita tidak memaksa, karena sifatnya sosialisasi bukan penindakan,” jelas Marudut.

Marudut menuturkan, untuk mengetahui mana barang bajakan dan asli akan dicek melalui lisensi produk. “Kalau dari barangnya ada tulisan lisensi dari Microsoft, kalau itu tidak ada berarti pelanggaran.”

Change of Age and Copyright

Although copyright has been regulated in various laws and treaties in various countries, at home and abroad, there is no warning that many violations still occur. This is why intellectual property rights are needed. What is categorized as a copyright infringement itself means actions that violate these rights, such as the use of a work that is the personal right of the author without permission, or registration of copyright by other people who are not copyright holders. In addition to the lack of public awareness and knowledge, changing times is also a factor that can be linked to rampant copyright infringement.

Since the end of the 20th century, various infrastructures in the field of communication, including computer networks, mobile phones, to broadcasting via satellite, have slowly but surely experienced rapid development. Computers have now become an inseparable part of people’s lives. Not only in writing activities, but also in music and cinematography production, as well as in consumption activities.

With the development of technology, everyone can become a creator, even without too deep knowledge. With our entry into the era of digitalization, the process of making copies and transforming a creation has become very easy. Digitalization also allows technology users to maintain consistent quality, no matter how many times work is copied. Even because of the same quality as the original work, one copy can be used again to make further copies.

The ease with which one can copy work with the development of technology, on the other hand, provides an opening for the copyright problem. Violation of translation rights and the right to maintain the integrity of a work is a threat given the way to copy and make changes to the original work. It is possible to exploit a work without compromising its quality, with certain high-quality mediums. CD-ROM (compact disc read-only memory) for example.

Copying in large numbers without permission from the author is certainly a violation. This can cause the creator to lose trust in the community who enjoys his work. Intellectual property rights need to be protected in this country.