Jokowi Said, Publishers' rights regulation won’t affect content creators




President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo assured on Tuesday that social media influencers and content creators who utilize global tech platforms need not worry about the government’s recently enacted publishers' rights regulation.


Addressing a gathering on National Press Day, the President clarified that content creators could continue their work on global tech platforms without any disruptions, as the presidential regulation primarily pertains to the platforms' interactions with media organizations.


"I want to emphasize that this new regulation will not affect content creators [...]. Feel free to continue as there are no issues with that," stated Jokowi.


Earlier this week, Jokowi endorsed the much-awaited presidential regulation, mandating tech giants like Google and Meta to compensate local media outlets for news content featured on their platforms.


This move brings Indonesia in line with countries like Australia and Canada, which have implemented similar publishers' rights policies.


Scheduled to come into effect in August, the presidential regulation facilitates media companies to engage in negotiations with tech platforms, involving paid licensing, revenue sharing, and data exchange.


During his National Press Day address, President Jokowi stressed that the new regulation upholds press freedom and solely focuses on the commercial relationships between tech platforms and media entities.


In a separate statement, Press Council chair Nina Rahayu expressed optimism that the new regulation could benefit small- and medium-sized media enterprises, which currently lack leverage in negotiations with major global tech platforms.


"For small and medium-sized media companies, particularly those validated by the press council, this new regulation offers an opportunity to collaborate with Big Tech firms," remarked Nina.President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo assured on Tuesday that social media influencers and content creators who utilize global tech platforms need not worry about the government’s recently enacted publishers' rights regulation.


Addressing a gathering on National Press Day, the President clarified that content creators could continue their work on global tech platforms without any disruptions, as the presidential regulation primarily pertains to the platforms' interactions with media organizations.


"I want to emphasize that this new regulation will not affect content creators [...]. Feel free to continue as there are no issues with that," stated Jokowi.


Earlier this week, Jokowi endorsed the much-awaited presidential regulation, mandating tech giants like Google and Meta to compensate local media outlets for news content featured on their platforms.


This move brings Indonesia in line with countries like Australia and Canada, which have implemented similar publishers' rights policies.


Scheduled to come into effect in August, the presidential regulation facilitates media companies to engage in negotiations with tech platforms, involving paid licensing, revenue sharing, and data exchange.


During his National Press Day address, President Jokowi stressed that the new regulation upholds press freedom and solely focuses on the commercial relationships between tech platforms and media entities.


In a separate statement, Press Council chair Nina Rahayu expressed optimism that the new regulation could benefit small- and medium-sized media enterprises, which currently lack leverage in negotiations with major global tech platforms.


"For small and medium-sized media companies, particularly those validated by the press council, this new regulation offers an opportunity to collaborate with Big Tech firms," remarked Nina.

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