Piracy could be prevented through NFT technology, says Ministry


  • Work piracy can be prevented through advancement in NFT technology.
  • Avoiding difficulties during times when someone’s work is claimed or plagiarized is the goal.
  • Any form of work that’s uploaded to the NFT system must be the work of the person who actually uploaded it the first time.

According to the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s Intellectual Property Directorate General, the NFT technology can act as a solution to protect against piracy. 

Anggoro Dasananto, the ministry’s official, in a written statement, noted that the blockchain system allows space for better management as well as storage of digital identities. 

He noted that there needs to be a method that assures that the work uploaded in the NFT system actually belongs to the person who uploaded it for the very first time.  

To make this happen, the government is engaged in discussions based on having a regulation that holds the ability to manage the advancements that lie in technology, majorly in intellectual property.

The ministry emphasizes that each form of expression, right from music to performance arts, books and songs must be appreciated by individuals who are fond  of them. 

Dasananto believes that NFT technology not just has perks but also challenges creators of art.

Astuti Kusumi, a painter, technological upliftment, had eased both artwork marketing and business development.

Thanks to information technology, artists have increased access in terms of displaying their works and engaging with the audience. Though certain artists demand technology, traditional artists face the dark side of the technology, as stated by Kusumi.

She hopes that the government will offer expanded distribution of information in order to enable each artist to develop at least a basic knowledge of trademark protection. Ultimately, the aim is making sure that artists do not have to go through problems when others claim or copy their works.

Ahmad Rifaldi, Dispute Prevention and Resolution Coordinator at the Directorate General stated that the institution has an optional dispute resolution for parties that are connected to intellectual property-based matters.

As mentioned in the law, copyright owners must do mediation, as it doesn’t not take a lot of time and is inexpensive at the same time.Previously, Today NFT News reported that now the UK court allows filing lawsuits via NFT airdrop, as adapting the new technologies is worthy in legal matters.