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Royalty Distribution is Not Yet Equal or Fair
Seasoned musician Candra Darusman was again at the center of efforts to fight for the welfare of musicians and songwriters. As the chair of Indonesian Musician Union Federation (Fesmi), his input was solicited for the formulation of Government Regulation No. 56/2021 regarding the management of music royalties. The regulation inked by President Joko Widodo on March 30 not only governs parties responsible to pay royalties but also lays down the basis for the establishment of a data center as well as a music information system. Before he headed Fesmi in 2019, Candra represented Indonesia at World Intellectual Property Organization for 18 years, nine years respectively at the organization’s offices in Switzerland and Singapore. After decades of being active in intellectual property rights protection, Candra is determined to improve the lives of musicians and songwriters by, among others, improving royalty management amid new challenges in the digital era.
ASEAN leaders finally came to a number of consensus, such as finding a peaceful solution through dialogue and sending a special envoy to Myanmar. Further steps are still needed. Tempo interviewed Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno marsudi.
No Zero Emission Promises
President Joko Widodo made no mention of a time frame to achieve net zero emission at the Leader Summit on Climate 2021 initiated by the US President. Indonesia’s target is deemed far below expectations.
An aerial photo of illegal oil wells in Pangkalan Bayat village, Musi Banyuasin, South Sumatra, Tuesday, April 27. The increasing illegal oil mining activities in the area in the last two years have been troubling the surrounding communities./Antara/Nova Wahyudi
Officers from the South Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) together with the Fire Brigade and assisted by local residents evacuate a rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) back to the sea. The cetacean was trapped in residents’ fish ponds in Marannu village, Maros Regency, South Sulawesi, Friday, April 30./Antara/Abriawan Abhe