Existence of piracy and uncensored films: Why is it still happenning?

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A film is said to reflect the image of a nation and civilization. Messages received will be absorbed into the mind through the portrayal of behavior and communication of the film. However, the development of the film industry is marred by threats and challenges of piracy and uncensored films. Pirated films are films that do not have a hologram mark issued by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism, while the uncensored films are films that do not get approval from the Film Censorship Board, Ministry of Home Affairs. Thus this paper aims to analyze the factors contributing to the existence of these illegal activities. By using qualitative research, this paper attempts to explore the problems that led to the existence of these activities. In-depth interviews were conducted on informants from various government agencies and film industry players. Data were analyzed using ATLAS.ti software and the study found that the existence of pirated movies and uncensored films are due to developments in technology, copyright issues, the implementation of the enforcement procedure, the procedure for the approval of the trade and current legal provisions. In conclusion, the existence of pirated films and uncensored films are due to the existing policies and legislations which are not able to curb and control these activities.

Translated title of the contributionExistence of piracy and uncensored films : Why is it still happenning?
LanguageMalay
Pages387-413
Number of pages27
JournalJurnal Komunikasi: Malaysian Journal of Communication
Volume32
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

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