The Indonesia Communications and Information Ministry said that the blocks were implemented after a court order. The ministry added that the government is committed to protecting intellectual property Indonesia blocks more than 3,500 pirate sites,
Crack Down On Piracy
Indonesia’s government is still cracking down on piracy. The number of blacklisted sites and services in the country has increased to more than 3,500 domain names. According to the Coalition Against Piracy, these actions resulted in a 75% decrease in pirate site traffic, while the use of legitimate alternatives grew threefold.
The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) is a group that has been enthusiastically backing these measures. The organization, which includes movie studios like Disney, Fox, HBO Asia and NBCUniversal as well as professional sports teams such as the Premier League and the NBA, sees Indonesia as one of the most successful anti-piracy pioneers in Asia.
Pirate Traffic Drops
The Australian government is particularly concerned about the spread of online copyright infringement in Asia. Its own statistics show that pirate sites have lost 75% of their traffic in Indonesia as a result of the blocking efforts. Simultaneously, legitimate streaming platforms have increased threefold.
“CAP applauds the Indonesian government for its strong stance on site blocking, which it has taken in the Asia Pacific and perhaps even worldwide. Indonesia is leading the way when it comes to regulatory site blocking in the Asia Pacific region, if not the world, and the Indonesian government deserves credit for its strong position on this issue.” According to Cheetham, General Manager of CAP
The good news is confirmed by a recent YouGov poll conducted by CAP, which found that over half of all Indonesian consumers have reduced or discontinued their pirate subscription activities as a result of the blocking efforts.