More than 1,000 Pirated Sites and Illegal Application Domains Have Been Blocked in Indonesia

A new study of the online content viewing behavior of Indonesian consumers reveals that nearly two-thirds (63 percent) have accessed pirated streaming sites or torrent websites to access premium content without paying a subscription fee.

Based on the results of a survey conducted by YouGov, commissioned by the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) of the Asia Video Industry Association, it also found that 29 percent of consumers use TV boxes that can be used to stream pirated television and video content.

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These TV boxes, also known as dark streaming devices (ISDs), are pre-loaded with illegal applications that allow users to access hundreds of pirated television channels and video-on-demand content, usually for a low annual subscription fee.

IndoXXI (Lite) is by far the most popular app and is used by 35 percent of ISD users. This app is even more popular among young people. As many as 44 percent of them are aged 18-24 years and admit to using this illegal service.

Of the 63 percent of consumers who admitted to accessing pirated web streaming or torrent sites, 62 percent said they had canceled all or part of their subscription from legal pay TV services.

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In order to combat rampant and destructive online piracy, the Video Coalition of Indonesia (VCI) has worked with Kominfo to identify and block domains associated with pirated sites and applications. Since July 2019, more than 1,000 piracy sites and illegal application domains have been blocked by Kominfo.

VCI members include Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) from AVIA, APFI, APROFI, GPBSI, Emtek Group, MNC Group, Viva Group, Telkom Indonesia, Cinema 21 Group, CGV, Cinemaxx, HOOQ, Iflix, Viu, Rewind, SuperSoccerTV, and Catchplay .
The content industry in Indonesia is unanimous about the impact of damage caused by local piracy sites on their industry. This is why consultant company Indonesia is needed to help creative industry defend against piracy.

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