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On 16 October 2014, Indonesia implemented a new Copyright Law which is replaced the Law No. 19 of Year 2002 Regarding Copyright.

Based on the new Copyright Law No. 28 of Year 2014, the protection term of copyright is divided based on Moral Rights and Economical Rights.

Moral Rights that valid without time limit (Article 57 Verse (1) Law No. 28 of Year 2014) for the Author to:

   1.      Attach or not attach his name on the copy in relation to the use of his creation for public;

   2.     Use his alias or his disguise;

   3.     Defend his right in the event of creation distortion, creation mutilation, creation  modification, or any matter which is harming his honor or his reputation.

Moral Rights of the Author to:

   1.     Change his creation in accordance with public order; and

   2.     Change the title and sub-title of his work.

is valid for as long as the protection term of copyright of the relevant work (Article 57 Verse (2) Law No. 28 of Year 2014).


Economical Rights of Work

Copyright protection is valid for as long as the author live and keep valid for the next 70 years after the author is pass away, measured from the date of January 1st of next year (Article 58 Verse (1) Law No. 28 of Year 2014).

However, if the copyright is owned by a legal entity, then term of protection is 50 years from the first promulgation.

The protection term which is regulated in Article 58 (Term of Protection of 70 years after the author has passed away) is valid for the following work only:

    * a.    Book, pamphlet, and all other written works;

    * b.    Sermons, lectures, addresses and other works of utterance;

    * c.    Visual aid made for educational and scientific purposes;

    * d.    Song or music with or without lyrics;

    * e.    Dramas, musical dramas, the dance, choreography, puppetry and pantomime;

    * f.     All forms of fine arts such as paintings, pictures, engravings, calligraphies, sculptures, statues or collages;

    * g.    Architectural work;

    * h.    Maps; and

    * i.     Batik arts or other motif arts.

And the protection term lasts for 50 years from the first promulgation (Article 59 Verse (1) Law No. 28 of Year 2014) is valid for the works in the form of:

    * a.    Photographical works

    * b.    Portrait

    * c.    Cinematographical works

    * d.    Video games;

    * e.    Computer programs;

    * f.     Cover of written works.

    * g.    Translation, interpretations, transcriptions, anthologies, databases, adaptations,  arrangements, modifications, and other transformational works;

    * h.    Translations, adaptations,               arrangements, transformations or modifications of traditional culture expression;

    * i.     Compilation of works or data, in the format that is readable by computer program or other media;

    * j.     Compilation of traditional culture  expression as long as the said compilation is original works.

The copyright protection term for the works of applied arts, lasts for 25 years from the first promulgation (Article 59 Verse (2) Law No. 28 of Year 2014).

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