Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Publisher Rights regulations regarding the rights of news publishers have reached the final stage. It is estimated that by the end of this year, the regulation will be ready to be passed.
“Yes [akhir tahun diundangkan]”If it’s not press day again,” said the Director General of IKP of the Ministry of Communication and Information, Usman Kominfo when met in Jakarta, Monday (23/10/2023).
The desire for these regulations was expressed by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the National Press Day commemoration on February 9 2023. Publisher rights would require platforms like Google and Facebook to provide compensation to media companies.
Usman revealed that Kominfo would meet with the press media this Tuesday evening. The meeting will discuss the development of regulations and the final results of these regulations.
Apart from asking for opinions, possible mitigations will also be discussed after the regulations are passed. Usman gave the example of several platforms choosing not to broadcast news from a number of countries that have publisher rights regulations.
“Because in other countries there are platforms that are leaving the news, like in Canada for example. We have to mitigate if that happens, we invite friends from the press to see the final draft,” said Usman.
The meeting was held because the impact would be on the press media, not the platforms. Based on the study, Usman said that it does not have much economic impact but could be problematic for some press companies.
The platform has also been invited to discuss and harmonize these rules. Companies have a lot of input, he said.
He revealed that there was input which was finally accommodated. But Usman also emphasized that these regulations cannot please all parties.
“There are some that we include, there are some that we accommodate. But it is impossible to please everyone, all parties,” he said.
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