Combatting Pirated VCDS/DVDS in Batam City, Indonesia: "Fact and Expectations"International Conference in Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies (ICISSS 2017) Bostom, (2017)
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.
- Pirated VCDs/DVDs,
- Copyright Law,
- Batam City
Publication DateApril, 2017
Citation InformationElza 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/