Movie Piracy Continues to Occur in Indonesia

The television series The Mandalorian was declared the most pirated series of 2020 according to technology company BitTorrent. The series, which airs on the Disney + streaming service, was ranked third last year.

After The Mandalorian, the most pirated series or television shows are The Boys, which aired on Amazon Prime, Westworld on HBO, Vikings on History, and Star Trek: Picard on CBS. Furthermore, there are Rick and Morty, The Walking Dead, The Outsider, Arrow, and The Flash.

Piracy also hit the Game of Thrones series. To quote TorrentFreak, 2019 is the seventh year that Game of Thrones has become the most pirated series. Conditions change in 2020 as the series has ended.

Piracy of ip Indonesia often occurs., for example in films. Piracy evolves with the times. In the past, pirated films were in the form of cassettes and compact discs (compact disks or CDs), now pirated films are freely circulating on the internet.

Chairman of the Indonesian Film Producers Association (Aprofi) Edwin Nazir said watching free content is considered normal for some citizens, including pirated films. That is why, continuous education is needed about intellectual property rights and the impact of consuming pirated content.

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The Institute for Economic and Social Research (LPEM), Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia researched film piracy in 2017. Research was conducted in Jakarta, Medan, Bogor, and Deli Serdang on 800 respondents aged 15 years and over 35 years.

    Apart from education, it is necessary to enforce the law for perpetrators of piracy. That’s because pirating is stealing. Piracy is a business that benefits perpetrators.

The majority of respondents are high school graduates. Their income ranges from Rp 1.3 million to Rp 2 million per month. They are considered capable of paying for cinema tickets, DVDs, cable TV subscriptions, and legal film player platforms.

“The habit of watching pirated films has nothing to do with educational or economic background. They are actually able to pay for legal products, but they see that the environment is used to consuming illegal content. The internet makes it easier for them to access pirated results, ”said LPEM UI researcher Chaikal Nuryakin (Kompas, 5/5/2018).

Based on research in the four cities, the total losses of producers could reach IDR 1.495 trillion per year. Meanwhile, the national loss is estimated to reach IDR 5 trillion.

Film industry activists work together to collect websites that broadcast pirated films. The list of illegal sites is then submitted to the Ministry of Communication and Information. The site is subsequently blocked.

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