Saturday, February 19, 2011
Threat of U.S Movie Boycott
American film producers have threatened to boycott film exports to Indonesia.
The Jakarta Globe reported that this threat was made by the Motion Picture Association, the international counterpart of the Motion Picture Association of America, in response to the Indonesian government's plan to impose a levy of 43 cent per meter film imported.
According to Liputan6, actually the levy should have been effective on 1 January 2009, but was postponed until 1 January 2012. And the levy is not final yet still waiting for the result of talks between the Indonesian Directorate General of Customs & Excise and MPA.
I hope that both parties could find a "win-win" solution for this matter, considering that such boycott would effect many people here i.e. movie lovers, cinema workers, cinema tax.
Moreover the boycott will make a lot more people buy pirated DVDs which until now cannot be stopped.
Image : Courtesy of Liputan6