How Can You Overcome Piracy If The State Is Not Seriously Against It
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. "
I took the risk of filming during the pandemic, still getting hijacked. Criminals are everywhere.- Kaka Glenn, thank you. (@anggasasongko) October 25, 2020
Even another filmmaker, Yosep Anggi Noen, even compared watching movies with parking tickets.
making films is difficult, expensive, all-consuming energy. Especially in a pandemic condition with all their limitations, there are still artists who work to entertain audiences and at the same time keep the film industry alive. Respect .. think about it, just parking per hour pay 4000.😪- Yosep Anggi Noen (@angginoen) October 26, 2020
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.