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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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

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