Intellectual Property Supports the Creative Economy

Director General of Intellectual Property Rights (HKI DG) of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemkumham) Ahmad Mujahid Ramli claimed that intellectual property is a support to the creative economy. The copyright, for example, is firmly attached to the creative economy. It has major contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or significantly to total revenues for the country.

"Intellectual property supports creative economy, there is an intersection between them. The tip of the intellectual property certainly creative economy. So, we encourage the creative economy by 2015, "he declared in a hearing of Committee III of the House of Regional Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPD RI) which discusses the preparation of the Creative Economy Bill in Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (26/3). The event was led by the Vice Chairman of Committee III DPD RI who is also Chairman of the Working Team Creative Economy Bill Committee III DPD RI, Fahira Idris (senator from Jakarta).

Ahmad Mujahid Ramli continued, the government encouraged the growth of intellectual property as an essential part of the development of the national economy, especially the real sector of society. For example, the copyright becomes the basis of creative economy. Indonesia's economic growth is sustained by intellectual property that grow and evolve commercially.

Of the 15 sub-sectors in the creative economy sector, 13 of which belong to the copyright, such as architecture, art and antiques, crafts, fashion, film and photography, and music. Therefore, beyond the culinary and fashion that highly contribute (33% and 27%), the government encouraged the growth of several subsectors that contribute 1% lower as music, film and photography 1%, 2% architecture, design 4%, and crafts 15 %.

He continued, intellectual property in a number of countries is significantly contributing to its GDP. For example, intellectual property in the United States is contributed 34.8% of its GDP and 18.8% of their labor force working in the field of intellectual property. While the intellectual property in the EU contributes 39% to its GDP and 26% of their workforce to work in the field of intellectual property.

As the contribution of the intellectual property, creative economy also contributed significantly to the GDP, which are the United States 11%, South Korea 8.9%, Indonesia 7%, China 6.5%, Singapore 6.2%, Malaysia 5.8%, Philippines 4.8%, and Brunei Darussalam 1.8%. Indonesian intellectual property contribution to GDP is valued at Rp 642 trillion.

"If we want to provide legal protection of creative economic activity, I am sure the contribution will increase. With only 10% of contribution, the value could become Rp 1.000 trillion.

Copyright is one type of intellectual property rights that type of artwork or copyrighted works. Among the countries which are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Perbara) or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Indonesia has the advantage of copyrights such as music, in addition to poetry, drama, film, photography, and painting. "In music, Singapore is not our opponents. Also Thailand. We are higher than them. Our music industry is incredible. "

Indonesia's GDP in 2013 (at current prices), agriculture, livestock, forestry, and fisheries worth 1,303 trillion, subsequent mining and quarrying (1,001 trillion), 1,864 trillion processing industry, trade, hotels and restaurants 1.024 trillion, and creative economy 641 trillion. "This means that our economic indicators are still based on agriculture, livestock, forestry, and fisheries."



  • 26 Maret 2015