How Can You Overcome Piracy If The State Is Not Seriously Against It

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JAKARTA - The crowd of tweets made by Angga Dwimas Sasongko regarding film piracy in recent days is something that is worth pondering over. The excitement of this topic was also welcomed by other filmmakers, such as Joko Anwar, Yosep Anggi Noen, Timo Tjahjanto, and many other art activists who regretted the same thing.

The film Story of Kale: When Someone's in Love by Angga Dwimas Sasongko was released on October 23, 2020 and can be accessed through the Online Cinema website. Just by paying 10 thousand rupiahs, the public can watch this spin-off film from the NKCTHI universe starring Ardhito Pramono. Unfortunately, even though the price is very affordable, there are still people who pirate the film.

This was complained by Angga Dwi Sasongko himself via his Twitter account, @anggasasongko. He tweeted “I took the risk of filming during the pandemic, it's still being hijacked too. Criminals are everywhere. "

Even another filmmaker, Yosep Anggi Noen, even compared watching movies with parking tickets.

Though Indonesia has a Copyright Law which also regulates piracy. The Ministry of Communication and Informatics has also repeatedly closed various illegal film sites in Indonesia, one of which is IndoXXI, which was a hot topic of conversation earlier this year. However, seasonal business is certainly not enough. The proof, the disappearance of a well-known illegal film site presents dozens of other illegal sites offering the same piracy.

So, what efforts has not been made by the state to tackle piracy, apart from filmmakers who are struggling to educate the audience? Hit the listen button and we'll tell a story for you on the VOI website.