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Portamento: Protecting Musicians' Rights
October 25, 2022

Portamento: Protecting Musicians' Rights

The music industry has had a difficult transition into the digital era as issues concerning royalties and piracy remain rampant. To tackle this, Sandiaga Uno prepares a platform called "Portamento", designed to help the management of music royalties.

Can You Steal Raden Saleh’s Copyright?
September 23, 2022

Can You Steal Raden Saleh’s Copyright?

Mencuri Raden Saleh, directed by Angga Dwimas Sasongko, was officially released in Indonesian cinemas on August 25, 2022. It boasts a cast full of young talent, including Iqbaal Ramadhan, Angga Yunanda, Rachel Amanda, Umay Shahab, Aghniny Haque, and Ari Irham as students from different backgrounds albeit with a common goal: to steal the priceless painting “Ein Historisches Tableau, die Gefangennahme des Javanischen Häuptings Diepo Negoro” or "The Arrest of Prince Diponegoro" by Raden Saleh Syarif Bustaman (1814-1880)-- kept at the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia Yogyakarta. In regards to paintings, the Intellectual Property discipline related to it is Copyright. Copyright is a form of appreciation for works that encourages creators to continue creating.

Bern Convention: A Landmark For Copyright Law
September 14, 2022

Bern Convention: A Landmark For Copyright Law

On September, 1886, the Bern Convention was signed and subsequently ratified by its member states. This marked a crucial moment in the history of copyright protection. This article discusses how exactly the Bern Convention shaped modern copyright law.

Can You Use Someone's Work for Criticism?
August 26, 2022

Can You Use Someone's Work for Criticism?

In the creative world, there is no "avoiding criticism". Every individual, upon witnessing creation, will have their own opinion about it. Therefore, it's safe to say that where there is creation, there will be critique.

Were These National Songs Products of Plagiarism?
August 17, 2022

Were These National Songs Products of Plagiarism?

During and around 17th of August, Indonesian everywhere would play National Songs to commemorate independence day. These songs have been used to ignite a sense of pride in Indonesians for decades. However, it has been alleged that some of these songs were products of plagiarism. Is this true?

Arranged Fruits Considered Art? Is It Copyrightable?
August 12, 2022

Arranged Fruits Considered Art? Is It Copyrightable?

Art is a human creation with a certain feeling of abstractness to it. It is a physical form of the artist's subjective mindset, idea, and perspective, which is shown to the public.

Who Owns  The Copyright of Mythological Characters?
July 15, 2022

Who Owns The Copyright of Mythological Characters?

The latest Thor film has once again brought Norse mythology into the limelight. We wonder, is Thor a mythological being from ancient Norse mythology, or is he a fictional character owned by Disney? Could we copyright characters from mythology and folklore?

How To Avoid Copyright Dispute If You Are Using an Article for Your Movie
June 24, 2022

How To Avoid Copyright Dispute If You Are Using an Article for Your Movie

The release of the long-awaited sequel of Top Gun (1986), Top Gun: Maverick, has taken the world by storm. The movie caught the attention and interest of different generations, young or old. However, among the many good news, there appears to be one unfortunate news.

Riot vs Moonton: War of Intellectual Property
May 16, 2022

Riot vs Moonton: War of Intellectual Property

Discussing the case between the developers of League of Legends and their suit against the developers of Mobile Legends

The Creator of Peter Pan: A Story of Never Ending Copyright
May 09, 2022

The Creator of Peter Pan: A Story of Never Ending Copyright

The story behind the unique copyright status of Peter Pan

Who Created The Dark Knight?
April 20, 2022

Who Created The Dark Knight?

The Batman is currently sweeping theatres, threating long time fans to a thrilling detective mystery where The Dark Knight has to solve a killing spree orchestrated by the mysterious Riddle. However, did you know that the story behind the creation of Batman is just as intriguing?

Pamungkas Stumbled Upon Plagiarism Due to Adapting Poetry into Song Lyrics
March 23, 2022

Pamungkas Stumbled Upon Plagiarism Due to Adapting Poetry into Song Lyrics

Rizki Rahmahadian Pamungkas, popularly known as Pamungkas, an Indonesian musician, has been accused of plagiarism for his new single, Birdy, which was released on January 28, 2022.

Freedom of Panorama: Forbidden To Take Pictures of Eiffel Tower At Night?
March 21, 2022

Freedom of Panorama: Forbidden To Take Pictures of Eiffel Tower At Night?

Have you ever thought of taking a holiday trip to Paris? The French City is one of the most popular holiday destinations. Starting from the aesthetic of the city, to its history, everything about the city dubbed “The City of Love” succeeds in inviting tourists from all over the world.

New Regulations on Publisher’s Rights: What to Expect?
February 23, 2022

New Regulations on Publisher’s Rights: What to Expect?

Regulations for "publisher's rights" has been discussed since mentioned on National Pres Day 2022. What is it exactly? What could we expect if it was to be implemented in Indonesia?

Using Music Features on Instagram for Promotion Can Infringe Copyright?
November 26, 2021

Using Music Features on Instagram for Promotion Can Infringe Copyright?

Instagram Stories are one of the perfect features for business content marketing. Even though it only lasts for 24 hours, Instagram Stories are an excellent feature for running promotions. According to Business Insider, more than 200 million people use Instagram Stories every day. This means this one feature is an ideal place for promotion. This music feature is also usually used as an addition to promotions carried out by business people on Instagram. But can the use of music for commercial posts such as advertisements for online shops be categorized as copyright infringement?

Spotify and The Issue of Royalties
October 25, 2021

Spotify and The Issue of Royalties

Covering the many issues concerning royalties with music streaming platforms

WARKOPI and Intellectual Property, Where Did It Go Wrong?
October 04, 2021

WARKOPI and Intellectual Property, Where Did It Go Wrong?

In the last few weeks, the entertainment industry has become colorful with the emergence of Warkop which presents the legendary style and music of Warkop DKI (Dono, Kasino and Indro). Similar to Warkop DKI, Warkop also consists of three youths: Alfin, Sepriadi and Alfred. Their style is imitating Warkop DKI which later made the name Warkop even more famous.

Passing On Your Copyright Through Inheritance
July 28, 2021

Passing On Your Copyright Through Inheritance

Intellectual Property Rights are a form of right which are obtained by the process of thought in order to produce products, services, or processes which will be useful for the public. It is the right to economically enjoy the fruits of someone's intellectual and creativity. In terms of benefits, Intellectual Property that has been registered will then give the creator or inventor the exclusive right to utilise their creation/invention in ways they see fit, of course those ways have to be within the borders of applicable laws.

Do Action Figure Makers Have to Pay Royalties?
May 07, 2021

Do Action Figure Makers Have to Pay Royalties?

Action figures are small figures (superheroes, movie characters, etc.) made of plastic or other materials, which are used as toys or collectibles. However, does the making of a character's action figure require a license? Read more

Not Every Font Is Copyright-Free!
May 05, 2021

Not Every Font Is Copyright-Free!

Many designers produce their work by using unique fonts (typography) to convey messages in their work. Font selection aims to attract the attention of people who see their works. Some products or brands, use unique fonts so that people may quickly remember the logo. A designer usually looks for fonts on the Internet, then they visit a website providing a variety of fonts. However, what is usually not considered when choosing the desired font is the status of the fonts.

Can you go to jail for posting clips of movies on TikTok?
April 30, 2021

Can you go to jail for posting clips of movies on TikTok?

TikTok is one of the most popular apps this year with over 1 million downloads on the Apps Store and Google Store. Lately, the most popular content on the TikTok application is film content which is divided into several sections. But did Partners know that uploading footage on TikTok can be punished?

Who Holds the Royalties After Dark Is the Light?
April 20, 2021

Who Holds the Royalties After Dark Is the Light?

Every April 21 we commemorate it as Kartini's day to honor and commemorate the struggle of R.A. Kartini as a pioneer of women's awakening in Indonesia. R.A. Kartini struggled so that women have equality with men, especially in the field of education. Apart from his struggles, one thing that cannot be separated from the story of Kartini's struggles is a book entitled "After Darkness, Is the Light," which is interesting for us to discuss, because it is an object of intellectual property.

Plagiarism on Copyright :
March 29, 2021

Plagiarism on Copyright :

Who doesn't know Ernest Prakasa? A stand-up comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and director from Indonesia. Ernest started his career by participating in the Stand Up Comedy Indonesia event, then at various events, Ernest then penetrated the Indonesian film industry. There are many movies directed by Ernest Prakasa namely, Ngenest, Cek Shop Next door, Milly & Mamet, Imperfect etc. What's more, Ernest has also succeeded in entertaining Indonesian film lovers with the series that he has directed.

Does Parody Violate Copyright ?
March 09, 2021

Does Parody Violate Copyright ?

Parody is one of the works which entertained the public since of the "comedy" impression in it. Basically, parody is understood as the art of expressing something with criticism and ridicule or, giving comments using the work of others, whether taking snippets of films, poems, songs, novels, advertisements or an event that is currently famous in society with humor. Parody based on the Indonesian Dictionary (KBBI) is a literary or artistic work that deliberately mimics the style, the words of the writer, or other creator with the intention of looking for the effect of humor.

Intellectual property rights in filmmaking (protection of funds and rights of actors)
March 08, 2021

Intellectual property rights in filmmaking (protection of funds and rights of actors)

In making a film, funding is the most important thing, because all production activities require funds. To support these intellectual property rights, a good chain of title is needed. chain of title is a series of documents that establish ownership rights in a film. Chain of title is very important for film buyers and film distributors, because the document establishes the correctness of the owner's rights (or rights under a license) to intellectual property in the film, book, or encyclopedia. Chain of title is a very valuable asset, because without a clear chain of title, selling film properties becomes difficult. Everyone involved in the production of making a film has their respective copyright, such as actors, producers, scriptwriters and others. Creating a clear chain of title can increase the opportunity to raise funds for film production and distribution.

Intellectual property rights in filmmaking (script)
March 05, 2021

Intellectual property rights in filmmaking (script)

Making a film usually begins with making a script. The script in a film or what is often called a scenario is a blueprint written for a film or television show. Scripts are usually written by a team of scriptwriters made in the form of original preparations (new works) or adaptations of existing writings such as novels, dramas, or comic books.

Intellectual property rights to fictional characters
March 03, 2021

Intellectual property rights to fictional characters

Who doesn't know  superheroes like superman, batman and spiderman. The superhero is a fictional character created only for the benefit of comics and films. Quoted from wikipedia " A fictional character is a person, persona, identity, or character that comes from a work of fiction".  These fictional characters have enormous economic value for film and comic companies. But is there a law that regulates the protection of creating fictional characters?

Can memes violate copyright?
March 01, 2021

Can memes violate copyright?

In modern times, memes are quite popular among all circles, but what do memes actually mean? A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that is passed from one person to another in a culture, usually as an image. Memes are used to share experiences, express thoughts and to create entertainment using text, images and videos. But have you ever thought that creating or distributing memes could be subject to copyright infringement?

Can we imitate or use other people's content?
February 27, 2021

Can we imitate or use other people's content?

Social media is a platform that is very popular with all people in Indonesia. Almost everyone has a social media account and uses it every day. There are many benefits that we can get from using social media, apart from entertainment, many people use social media for their business, some even use social media for their livelihoods. Because being a content creator is considered cool by young people, many young people today aspire to be content creators, such as Celebgram, YouTubers or TikTokers.

What is Public Domain?
February 22, 2021

What is Public Domain?

Covering the concept of "pubic domain"

Copyright Infringement by Grand Indonesia Mall and What We Should Learn From It
January 29, 2021

Copyright Infringement by Grand Indonesia Mall and What We Should Learn From It

Grand Indonesia Mall was found to have breached Copyright because it utilized a sketch of the welcome monument as a logo without the authorization of the Copyright owners, particularly Henk Ngantung's heirs.

How to prevent copyright stealing on YouTube
June 29, 2020

How to prevent copyright stealing on YouTube

Making a creation and putting it in on a platform like YouTube has become common. At this time, many people can achieve a success through this pathway. Starting from gaming creator content, talkshow, live streamer, or music creation. Discussing about music, Anji, as one of Indonesian musician, discussed the current crimes that are still happening in digital music industry.

The Protection of Copyright on Street Style Photograph in Indonesia
November 29, 2019

The Protection of Copyright on Street Style Photograph in Indonesia

Nowadays, street style photograph is one of the hottest items within the fashion industry since it becomes the new way for fashion brands to promote their products through many parties such as highly-followers fashion influencers, models, and artists. So many fashion brands dig deeply their pocket to give their products as a gift to highly-followers fashion influencers, models, and artists for the purpose of street style marketing

One Door System of Collecting the Music Royalties in Indonesia
May 22, 2019

One Door System of Collecting the Music Royalties in Indonesia

Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesian IP Office) and National Collective Management Organization (NCMO) along with 8 (eight) Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) such as KCI, WAMI, RAI, SELMI, PAPPRI, ARDI, ARMINDO and SMI agreed on “Deklarasi Bali” in Bali on April 26, 2019.

Repost Movie Trailer or Youtube Video on Instagram Potential to Violate Copyright
April 24, 2019

Repost Movie Trailer or Youtube Video on Instagram Potential to Violate Copyright

In today's digital era, people are faced with world technology that is able to connect people with other communities through social media using internet. All information can be easily obtained through social media. One of the most popular social media by public today is Instagram. Through Instagram, each user can easily get information about everything from information on economic, politic, traffic, job vacancies and so on, even Instagram user can also share information about daily activities in photo or video for other users.