Registering a copyright is not an obligation of every citizen, but a right. Therefore, the decision to register a copyright on the work made rests entirely with the individual, group, or creator’s institution. It is a necessary action to register your copyright to prevent copyright infringement Indonesia.
Benefits of Registering Copyright
However, if the work that is produced has the potential or is deliberately made to take economic value, then this is where the role and benefits of registering copyright and trademark will come. This is related to the protection against copyright infringement Indonesia function. By first registering copyrights and trademarks with the Directorate General of Intellectual Property, there is no need to worry about other parties who can sabotage and take advantage of a work that was painstakingly constructed.
Besides the protection function, the benefit of registering copyright and trademark with DKJI is an economic function. If there is another party who wants to use a trademark that has been registered with a copyright or trademark for certain purposes such as marketing, that party must first ask the author for permission. The creator also has the authority to reject or agree with certain cooperation such as an amount of money to be paid or so on.
Copyright Registration Procedure
Copyright registration procedures in Indonesia are not complicated. While fulfilling the requirements and carrying out the process according to procedures such as the following, the copyright management process does not take too long.
1. Prepare the following administrative requirements.
Fill out the registration form.
Attach a work example and a description of the work being requested.
Attach proof of citizenship of the creator or copyright holder.
Attach proof of legal entity if the applicant is a legal entity.
Attach a power of attorney if the application is made by proxy.
Pay the application fee.
2. After completing these requirements, DKJI will conduct an administrative examination. The complete file will be evaluated immediately to determine whether it is registered or rejected.
If an incomplete document is found, then the applicant is given the opportunity to complete it within three months. If within the specified time period the applicant is unable to complete, the application will be rejected.
3. After the application is evaluated and registered, DKJI will issue a registration letter for the creation.