The rapid development of the digital world also has a negative impact on the film industry. One of them is the increasing prevalence of film piracy.
Senior Researcher of the Institute for Economic and Community Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI) Chaikal Nuryakin said the total loss from film piracy reaches Rp 1.495 trillion per year. This loss was suffered by four cities, namely Jakarta, Medan, Bogor and Deli Serdang.
This loss figure can be even greater if the losses suffered by other cities are added. Many film pirates use access through pirated sites and DVDs which are detrimental to the Indonesian film industry, this is why consultation from company consultant Indonesia is needed.
“We found the fact that there was a significant economic loss to the film industry of Rp. 1,495 T per year. It covers 4 cities such as Jakarta, Medan, Bogor and Deli Serdang,” said Chaikal at the 2018 World Intellectual Property Film Indonesia Forum at JS Luwansa Hotel, Jakarta. , Thursday (3/05/2018).
He said that the factors that influence a person’s access to pirated films are low access to cinemas, internet speed, the perception of the number of people watching pirated films. According to him, Jakarta is one of the areas that suffer the biggest losses from piracy, which is Rp 939 billion per year.
Meanwhile, the percentage of moviegoers from pirated viewers in Jakarta is 65.57% and 62.63% in Bogor. While in Medan it was 48.15% and 37.40% in Deli Serdang.