The internet must be a safe place as more and more businesses are conducted online. Neil Gane, General Manager, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), highlighted cases of content piracy that are still rife.
“People do not accept open theft in shops and the same thing should also apply in cyberspace,” said Neil Gane in his press statement, Friday (10/1).
“Unfortunately online piracy is a very easy form of theft and anyone with an internet connection can access the stolen ip indonesia. Just because pirated websites are easy to find does not mean it can be used as justification,” he continued.
Gane considered, online piracy by criminal groups such as indoXXi is an organized crime with crime syndicates generating illegal income from piracy websites.
“Many syndicates and individuals associated with the piracy ecosystem are involved in other criminal pursuits including illegal online gambling, and it is possible that some of the illegal proceeds are used to finance other criminal activities,” he said.
Law enforcement actions around the world (including in Southeast Asia) have exposed millions of US dollars in illegal revenue generated by content theft syndicates in a relatively short period of time.
Gane quoted director Joko Anwar as recently stating, “Piracy is not a victimless crime. It harms the entire film industry, stifles its growth which in turn reduces opportunities for more people to work in the field and threatens the lives of those already working in our industry. . “
Online piracy not only affects film companies, it also affects all Indonesian private and small businesses involved in the production and distribution of entertainment content.
The economic cost of piracy impacts the entire content industry. According to London-based Digital TV Research, online TV and film piracy cost the content industry an estimated US $ 31.8 billion in global revenue in 2019, and will reach US $ 51.6 billion by 2022. Economic losses are likely to have consequences. social content when the creative content industry simultaneously takes a big hit.
With piracy rampant, there is less revenue for the content industry to grow and create new content. As KOMINFO Minister Johnny G Plate said recently: “Accessing pirated films will have a bad impact on Indonesia. In the long run, it will hinder the creativity of our own nation’s children”.