Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Indonesian copyright law provisions

On 16 September 2014, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed the Bill on Copyright to replace the current Law no. 19 of 2002 on Copyright. The new law introduces a number of changes to copyright, such as :

a. New protected works such as data compilations, video games and traditional cultural expressions;
b. Moral rights and economic rights are separate forms of copyright;
c. The duration of copyright protection is extended from 50 years after the creator’s death to 70 years;
d. Copyright infringement is specified to include landlord liability and non commercial circulation of online content is now an exception to infringement
e. Management of collective rights is covered;
f. Criminal copyright infringement now requires a formal complaint from the rights holder (previously the police could act ex officio).


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