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Musicians push for copyright protection on digital platforms

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Fri, January 22 2021   /  01:00 am
In the moment: As musicians find a home on digital platforms, issues of piracy and other violations against their property and creative rights have come into the spotlight. (Courtesy of Shutterstock/Freedomz)

As musicians find a home on digital platforms in the time of the pandemic, the issues of piracy and other violations against their property and creative rights require more attention than ever.  There have been cases of music being taken down on media sharing platforms as requested by the original creators. In others, the masters were confiscated and the content creators brought to trial. Musician and vocal trainer Indra Aziz, whose classes are available on social media and media sharing platforms, said that although such cases were not yet rampant, they have hampered the work of content creators, especially cover artists. “For those [making a] living on digital platforms, there is a situation we call ‘content trap’,” he said in a recent virtual public discussion themed Respect Other’s Work: A Look at Music Copyright in Digital Era held by the ...