World IP Day 2018 event — 11 May 2018
At the recent Digital Economy & Creative Content Forum organized by the Centre for Content Promotion (CCP) in partnership with Association of Indonesian Film Producers (APROFI) and Badan Ekonomi Kreatif (BEKRAF) in Indonesia on May 3 in Jakarta, there was a particular emphasis on the future of creative digital media as well as the barriers on that road, as well as maximising the value of IP rights in the digital age.
Speakers called for more public awareness about copyright to fight piracy and called for copyright laws to be revised for content creators and audiences to realise the full potential of a digital economy
In his keynote presentation, Chaikal Nuryakin of the LPEM (Institute for Economic & Social Research – University of Indonesia) talked about the wide-ranging impact of piracy in Indonesia, based on a survey of four cities. Aside from more awareness, stricter piracy laws and revised copyright laws, Mr Chaikal recommended the expansion of access to legal platforms.
Other speakers included Freddy Harris – Director General of DJKI (DGIPR), Ministry of Law & Human Rights; Ari Juliano – Deputy for IP Rights (BEKRAF); Semuel Pangerapan – DG of Aplication & Informatics (Kominfo); Fauzan Zidni, Chairman of APROFI; Alex Sihar, Indonesian Film Council (BPI) ; Jennifer Batty, Chief Content Officer HOOQ; Christopher Smith, SVP Content & Distribution, GoPlay (a GOJEK company); and Matthew Collier, Country Manager, iflix.
The Forum also tackled the issues of the future on the content industry and what content creators and distributors as well as local audiences can look forward to as well as what online content services are seeking for their platforms.