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Combatting Pirated VCDS/DVDS in Batam City, Indonesia: "Fact and Expectations"
International Conference in Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies (ICISSS 2017) Bostom, (2017)
  • Elza Syarief, Universitas Internasional Batam
Abstract
Piracy levels in Indonesia are among the highest in the world, at an 85-95% range for all industry sectors. Among other Indonesian cities, Batam City remains a haven for pirated VCDs/DVDs.  This  research analyses the reasons why the people of Batam buy  pirated VCDs/DVDs and provides solutions for the effective implementation of the Copyright Law. The  research  finds  that  even  though  most  of  Batam  society  understands  that  pirated VCDs/DVDs constitute a violation of the Copyright Law, they still buy them because newly released foreign movies can be purchased at lower prices. In order to prevent or minimize the copyright infringement, the law enforcers should establish best practice by imposing optimum penalties on the perpetrators. The Batam City government should engage the community to combat the sale and production of pirated VCDs/DVDs by raising public awareness regarding the implementation of the new copyright law and imposing strict penalties on the violators.
Keywords
  • Pirated VCDs/DVDs,
  • Copyright Law,
  • Batam City
Disciplines
Publication Date
April, 2017
Citation Information
Elza Syarief. "Combatting Pirated VCDS/DVDS in Batam City, Indonesia: "Fact and Expectations"" International Conference in Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies (ICISSS 2017) Bostom, (2017) p. 51 - 97 ISSN: 978-1-911185-23-9
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elza-syarief/16/