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Jakarta Post

Filmmaker sends legal notice to ministry over copyrights

  • News Desk


Jakarta   /   Wed, October 7 2020   /  01:00 am
Illustration of a movie clapper.(Shutterstock/ Fer Gregory)

Indonesian filmmaker Ucu Agustin has sent legal notices to the Education and Culture Ministry, state-owned telecommunications giant PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (PT Telkom) and public broadcaster TVRI over alleged copyright infringements of her documentary Sejauh Kumelangkah (How Far I’ll Go). On June 25, the film was aired at 9:30 a.m. local time on TVRI as part of Belajar dari Rumah (Study from Home), an educational program that aims to help students who are required to study from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is a collaboration between TVRI and the ministry. Sejauh Kumelangkah was also aired on online streaming platform PT Telkom’s USeeTV. Both broadcasts were said to have been made without any permission from Ucu.  Furthermore, the film had been cut and modified from a total of 34 minutes and 26 seconds to 22 minutes and 58 seconds, which Ucu cl...