TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Administrators of the popular illegal streaming site IndoXXI announced that it will completely shut down its services as per January 1, 2020.
“It is painful but it must be done. Thank you for all of our faithful viewers. As of January 1, 2020, we will stop streaming movies on this website,” the announcement read today.
The Communication and Informatics Ministry’s (Kominfo) director-general of application, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, said that authorities always played cat-and-mouse with the streaming website as IndoXXI had constantly shifted domains throughout its operations.
Furthermore, IndoXXI claims it decided to completely kill the website to “further support and elevate Indonesia’s creative industry.” As of current, the website domain is listed as indoxxi.com.
Twitter users were also quick to dwell on the issue as #indoxxi topped the trending tags this morning on Tuesday.
Kominfo announced that it will partner with the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s intellectual rights directorate, authorities, and the creative industry association to handle illegal distributions of movies and music.
“Intellectual rights must be protected in this digital era. If not, people would no longer have the urge to be creative,” said Semuel on Monday.