Today, Indonesia consist of numerous copyright laws and these regulations will have a substantial impact on the country’s enterprises as well as business owners.
It is important for all current and prospective business owners to understand the copyright laws in Indonesia and how the systems related to copyright laws in the country work.
Indonesia’s legislative arm overhauled the only previously existing copyright legislation in September 2014. This law, which was previously known as Regulation Number 19, Year 2002, is now known as the Old Copyright Law. Since then, the New Copyright Law, popularly known as “Undang-Undang Hak Cipta Baru,” has taken its place. Regulation Number 28, Year 2014 or No. 28 of 2014 is the official name.
The Old Copyright Law was repealed on October 16, 2014, and this copyright law was enacted to replace it. The copyright and intellectual property rights of those working in the creative industries are protected by this law. It was put in place to safeguard copyrights in scientific, artistic, and literary works. In Indonesia, the New Copyright Law makes copyright infringements in music, film, and original online content illegal.
The principle of landlord liability is one of the most fundamental aspects of the New Copyright Law. This provision gives the right to hold building owners accountable for criminal fines if they know a tenant is engaging in copyright-infringing activity.
The Ministry of Communication is also empowered under the New Copyright Law to remove websites that infringe on people’s copyrights. It also establishes processes for certain sorts of infringements and strengthens the penalties imposed on individuals who violate copyrights.