Piracy in Indonesia Cause Huge Loss to Creative Industry

Joko Anwar, one of Indonesia’s most successful film directors, said that the creative industry has always been a victim of online piracy. Therefore, the government’s efforts to eradicate online piracy are commendable and encouraging.

“We have always tried to fight individually and failed, but with concerted efforts by the entire industry it has finally paid off. I feel very motivated to solve this problem by stepping forward and encouraging others in the industry to join the Video Coalition of Indonesia to solve the problem. This is together. Lastly, I would like to thank KOMINFO, CAP and various entities in their efforts to combat our mortal enemy, “he said in a press release, Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

Chairperson of the Indonesian Film Companies Association (APFI) Chand Parwez admitted that he was encouraged and inspired by KOMINFO’s great interest in fighting piracy and defend ip indonesia.

“Their efforts have prompted the closure of one of Indonesia’s most notorious piracy sites and we will continue to support KOMINFO in its efforts to protect Ip indonesia from exposure to illegal activities while protecting the rights of content creators,” he said.

Neil Gane, General Manager of the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) AVIA, added that consumers accessing pirated streaming sites or buying ISD not only fund criminal gangs, but also waste their time and money when channels and websites stop working.

Piracy services don’t have a ‘service guarantee’, no matter what the ISD seller or website operator says, “he said.

Appreciation was also conveyed by Mr. Hendy Lim, Vice President, Content Business EMTEK.

“It is time for all parties to step up and take decisive action against piracy, which has caused more harm to the media industry than we can imagine. Not only is it a loss to corporate revenue, but it includes taxes that should be paid to the government, lost jobs, etc.” he said.

Losses due to pirated sites

The financial losses caused by online piracy to Indonesia’s creative industry are undeniable. This also drives losses to Indonesian consumers themselves, as the relationship between pirated content and malware is also beginning to be understood and preventive measures are being taken.

In a recent YouGov survey when asked about the negative consequences of online piracy, consumers ranked crime group financing, losing jobs in the creative industry and the risk of malware as their top three concerns.

The Media Partners Asia (MPA) January 2020 piracy economic loss report, commissioned by AVIA’s Anti-Piracy Coalition (CAP), found that:

– Online piracy seizes revenue from Indonesian TV, Online Video sector of around USD 1 billion in 2019

Job losses in the Indonesian TV, Online Video and Theater sectors due to online piracy, are worth USD200 million in 2019 or the equivalent of more than 16,000 new direct and indirect jobs that could be created.

Members of the Video Coalition of Indonesia (VCI) include AVIA’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), APFI, APROFI, GPBSI, Emtek Group, MNC Group, Viva Group, Telkom Indonesia, Cinema 21 Group, CGV, Cinemaxx, Viu, GoPlay, Rewind , SuperSoccerTV and Catchplay