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Film business approaches public to stop digital piracy

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 30 2017   /  02:22 am

At a time when the public can “innocently” post a live video just for the heck of it rather than monetizing it, it’s best to know that digital piracy is a crime.An Indonesian woman was arrested by police and charged with livestreaming from her social media account while in a theater watching Me vs Mami, an MNC Pictures movie released last October.

Regardless of the length or the quality of the content aired, without legal consent from the owner, articles of the Electronic Information and Transactions Law (ITE Law) say digital piracy is a crime punishable by up to nine years in prison.

“Still, such crime could decrease the value of the movie itself. We want to disseminate this information to the public, that it is a crime and punishable by the law,” said film producer and director Angga Dwimas Sasongko.

The Association of Indonesian Film Producers (Aprofi), ...