Hani Wulanhandari, an intellectual property (IP) professional in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office, which operates as an IP boutique in Indonesia, recently shared her expertise on copyright infringement through social media channels in Indonesia for the August 2019 issue of Asia IP .
In discussing the complexities that online copyright infringement brings, Hani stated “[e]nforcement against copyright infringement on social media can be made more difficult by not having the physical address of in the infringer, which may prevent the case from proceeding.” In addition, “[t]here is no specific regulation addressing copyright infringement on social media or other online platforms such as e-commerce sites,” making copyright enforcement in Indonesia quite complex. However, despite the lack of specific regulations against online copyright infringement, Hani has seen the government take action in certain situations, although “those actions have been limited to preventing illegal streaming.”
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