Copyright law of Indonesia is set out in the Copyright Act, namely, current, Act No. 19 of 2002. In law, the notion of copyright is "the exclusive rights for the creator or the recipient the right to publish or reproduce the creations or give permission for it by not reducing the restrictions according to the laws and regulations that apply" (Article 1, point 1).
In 1958, Prime Minister Djuanda declared Indonesia joined the Berne Convention so that Indonesia could take advantage of the intellectual work, creativity, and initiative from foreign nations without having to pay royalties.
In 1982, the Government of Indonesia revoked the copyright act Auteurswet Staatsblad 1912 and enacted Act No. 6 of 1982 on Copyright. The law was later amended by Law No. 7 of 1987, Act No. 12 of 1997, and Law No. 19 of 2002.