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1. IPR Charter, Encourages Companies to Use Licensed Software
Based on IDC data, the high piracy rate in Indonesia reached 87 percent for the end user segment. The commercial value of unlicensed software also reached a record $1.32 billion in 2010. However, this figure is fairly stagnant, indicating that the campaign to reduce software piracy has not been as successful as desired. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) continues to support the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to eradicate pirated software. The BSA encourages corporations and individuals to use genuine software. To this end, the BSA has announced its new IPR Charter Programme, which is composed of a range of initiatives and activities to raise awareness and improve the understanding of the importance of software ownership and copyright protection.
The HKI Charter is a BSA initiative supported by the Indonesian National Police (Polri) and the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights (DJHKI). HKI was first launched in 2008 to recognize companies that use licensed software. The new HKI charter has additional privileges to encourage more companies to participate in the program. Details can be found at www.piagam-hki.org.
Education on intellectual property rights (IPR) awareness can help people understand how important it is to protect their creative work, so they can make more money from their work. In support of this, DJHKI recently established the Directorate of Investigation, which is expected to help in the enforcement of copyright law in Indonesia by the Civil Servant Investigators (PPNS).
BSA Indonesia Representative and Spokesperson Donny A. Sheyopurta said, “We congratulate the Government of Indonesia on establishing the Directorate of Investigation under the DJHKI. We believe that this new directorate will increase the number of enforcement actions that the Police have carried out, and this will help reduce the level of software piracy in the corporate sector,” he said at a press conference in Jakarta.
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has had great success in establishing strong collaborative relationships with Regional Police throughout Indonesia. This has enabled BSA to effectively support the Police in their enforcement activities against businesses that are found to be using unlicensed software in Karawang, Depok, Subang, Medan, Banjarmasin, and Pontianak. These joint efforts have not only helped to protect the rights of software developers, but also ensure that businesses are legally compliant with local regulations. BSA looks forward to continuing its collaboration with the Regional Police and helping to create a safe and secure environment for businesses in Indonesia.
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