Copyright Law in Indonesia: From a Hybrid to an Endogenous System?

  • Christoph AntonsEmail author


Indonesia’s copyright system has its roots in the Dutch colonial period, but has been thoroughly changed since the introduction of the country’s first own copyright law in 1982. While initial reforms still showed the influence of the Dutch copyright tradition, increasingly principles derived from Anglo-American copyright literature came to be included. Further parts of the legislation relate to specific domestic concerns, thus leading to a hybrid model of different copyright traditions with specific Indonesian features. However, Indonesia stands not only between different copyright traditions, but is also seeking to balance an assertive position as a strong player in copyright and the creative industries with a traditional feeling of relative insecurity with regards to foreign derived laws protecting intellectual property.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Newcastle Law School, University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Innovation and CompetitionMunichGermany
  3. 3.Center for Development ResearchUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

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