Domain name dispute: Sony Corp. vs Sony A.K. (an Indonesian blogger)

On Friday, March 12, 2010, a prominent Indonesian online news portal, Detik.com reported about a legal notice served by Sony Corp. against an Indonesian blogger by name of Sony A.K.

Sony Corp. claimed there is an infringement of their registered trade mark by the young blogger who registered and owns a domain name by name of http://www.sony-ak.com. My viewpoint on this issue was published in the same news portal on that day itself.

The article, as reported by Detikinet.com, quoted my view that the legal notice taken by Sony Corp. would unlikely be successful, judging from the three-point yardstick normally adopted in international arbitration cases involving domain name disputes as prescribed in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution (UDRP). This UDRP has been commonly adopted by international arbitration agencies at WIPO, ICANN and many others. Continue reading

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Sistem ‘Co-regulatory’ Penanganan Konten Internet di Indonesia

Oleh: Sonny Zulhuda

Dalam menangani kelestarian berekspresi di Internet, diperlukan infrastruktur pengaturan yang bisa berbentuk self-regulatory (pengaturan sendiri) atau state regulatory (pengaturan via perangkat undang-undang oleh pemerintah).  Namun dari itu semua, yang ideal adalah dengan pendekatan sinergis antara semua pihak yg terkait, atau para pemangku kepentingan (stakeholders). Pendekatan ini biasa dikenal sebagai ‘pengaturan bersama’ atau ‘co-regulatory approach’). Bagaimana pendekatan ‘co-regulatory’ bagi isu pemuatan konten bisa dilaksanakan di Indonesia?

Di Indonesia, tindakan pemuatan informasi yang menimbulkan permusuhan/kebencian, misalnya, berdasarkan agama, dapat dikenakan sanksi berlapis di bawah Kitab Undang-undang Hukum Pidana (KUHP) dan UU No. 11/2008 tentang Informasi dan Transaksi Elektronik (UU-ITE) dengan ancaman denda maksimal satu milyar rupiah dan/atau penjara enam tahun.

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