Jockie Suryoprayogo and Debby Nasution filed a copyright infringement report to
the Jakarta Police on Monday after their songs were reportedly used without
their consent during a concert held in Jakarta
in mid-April this year.
They filed a
report against the Live Action event organizer, PT Media Televisi Indonesia,
local composer Erwin Gutawa, local band Gigi, and local singers Elfonda Mekel, better
known as Once, and Sophia Latjuba.
Jockie said that
all six were involved in copyright infringement, when his songs were sang
without his consent in a tribute concert for late singer and musician
Chrismansyah Rahadi, known as Chrisye.
“I have demanded
admission of responsibility in the case for four months now. I have sent three
warning letters to all six parties. I have given them enough time, but there
seems to be no concrete solutions,” Jockie told reporters after filing the
“Kidung Abadi Chrisye 2012”, was held at the Jakarta
Convention Center in Senayan, South
Jakarta, on April 5, and was later broadcasted by Metro TV, which was owned by
PT Media Televisi Indonesia,
on April 14.
In the report,
all six were reported as violating the 2002 Copyright Law on copyright
infringement and may have to face up to seven years imprisonment and up to Rp 5
billion (US$530,000) in fines.
In filing the
report, Jockie and Debbie brought along cassettes containing the songs, a
recording of the concert, and several brochures promoting the concert, as
Jockie, four of the songs he created, along with five others that Debby wrote,
were performed in the concert.
“I want this to
be a lesson for all my younger brothers in the local music scene, that there are
laws and ethics to uphold in this business. They only needed to call me to
inform me that they wanted to use my songs. That would have been enough for
me,” he said.
Jockie and Debby
are both veteran songwriters, with careers spanning more than three decades in Indonesia.
Both are known
as former members of legendary rock band God Bless and as writers of several
songs in the celebrated album Badai Pasti Berlalu (The Storm Will Pass), which
catapulted Chrisye to fame in 1977.