Indonesia Readies Optical Disk Bill

Law360, New York (February 5, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Indonesia’s government has finalized a draft governmental regulation to bolster intellectual property rights in a country rife with optical-disk piracy.

The draft was finalized in September 2003 and had been sent to the office of the Secretary of State for presidential approval, according to local news reports.

The regulation would implement the Intellectual Property Right Law No. 19/2002 which came into effect in June last year.

Under the planned regulation, manufacturers, vendors and distributors of pirated disks risk being imprisoned or having their business licenses revoked....
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