Intellectual Property Protection of Indigenous Peoples in Indonesia: Quo Vadis?

  • Anis Mashdurohatun Universitas Islam Sultan Agung
  • Ariy Khaerudin UNISSULA. Semarang-Indonesia
  • Teguh Prasetyo UPH, Jakarta, Indonesia
Keywords: IPR, Indigenous


Illicit used of intellectual property protection of indigenous peoples which are increasingly exploitative and leaving the existing values, and it’s happen over the world. Paradox government need it for raw material in creative economic but there’s no law to protect. The aim of this study is to describe dilemma of law patronage for Intellectual property of Indigenous People. Method for this study used library research. The values of justice in the use of traditional cultural expressions are carried out proportionally and balanced by harmonizing the values of individuals with communal values. Based on it ought to palladium with legal system that preserve behalf indigenous peoples in order to achieve legal objectives (Justice, certainty and expediency).


Author Biography

Anis Mashdurohatun, Universitas Islam Sultan Agung



Alting, H. (2010). Dinamika Hukum dalam Pengakuan dan Perlindungan Hak Masyarakat Hukum Adat Atas Tanah. Yogyakarta: Laksbang PRESSindo.

Andersen, M. J. (2010). Claiming The Glass Slipper:The Protection Of Folklore As Traditional Knowledge. Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet, 1(2), 148–164. Retrieved from the Glass Slipper_ The Protection of Folklore as Traditi.pdf

Dessiatnitchenko, P. (2017). Musical and Ontological Possibilities of Mugham Creativity in pre-Soviet, Soviet, and post-Soviet Azerbaijan (Department of Music University of Toronto). Retrieved from

Dutfield, G. (2003). Protecting Traditional Knowledge and Folklore A review of Progress in Diplomacy and Policy Formulation. Retrieved from

Fimela. (2013). Makeup Etnik Ala Motif Batik, Cobain Yuk Cantik! Retrieved from website:

Fuady, M. (2002). Doktrin-doktrin Modern Dalam Corporate Law Dan eksistensinya dalam hukum Indonesia. Bandung: Citra Aditya Bakti.

Goodwin, K. (2013). Protecting Architectural Forms as Traditional Cultural Expression? Why WIPO Should Go Back to the Drafting Table. Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 51(2), 507–538. Retrieved from

Hardie, M. (1998). The Bulun Bulun Case: John Bulun Bulun & Anor v R & T Textiles Pty Ltd". Indigenous Law Bulletin, 4(16). Retrieved from

Idriaty, J. (2015). Perlindungan Hukum Ekspresi Budaya Tradisional Oleh Negara Sebagai Pemegang Hak Cipta Kekayaan Intelektual Komunal Masyarakat Sulawesi Tenggara Dikaitkan Dengan Hak Ekonomi Berdasarkan Undang Undang Nomor 28 Tahun 2014 Tentang Hak Cipta (Program Magister (S2) Ilmu Hukum Fakultas Hukum Universitas Padjadjaran). Retrieved from

Kuncoro, R. A. (2010). Perspektif Perbanyakan dan Dualisme Proteksi Hak Cipta: Studi Kasus Ukiran Jepara (Fakultas Hukum Program Pascasarjana Universitas Indonesia). Retrieved from Ardianti Koentjoro.pdf

Lee, M. J. (2015). Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Headed For A Live-Action Adaptation. Retrieved from website:

Lum-ho, W. (2013). Exploitation of Polynesian Spiritual Imagery in the Toy Industry. HOHONU, 11, 16–20. Retrieved from

New York City Bar Association African Affairs Committee. (2016). Legal Framework for Protecting Traditional Cultural Expressions in West Africa. Retrieved from website:

Nurtjahjo, H., & Fuad, F. (2010). Legal Standing Kesatuan Masyarakat Hukum Adat dalam Berperkara di Mahkamah Konstitusi. Jakarta: Salemba Humanika.

Robertson, S. L. (2006). Globalisation, GATS and Trading in Education Services’, published by the Centre for Globalisation, Education and Societies. Retrieved from website:

Roisah, K. (2017). Legal Politics of Protection of Indonesian Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore. Diponegoro Law Review, 2(1), 185–202. Retrieved from

Setyaningtyas, A. C., & Kawuryan, E. S. (2016). Menjaga Ekspresi Budaya Tradisional Di Indonesia. Jurnal Ilmu Hukum Tambun Bungai, 1(2), 122–132. Retrieved from Ayu 51-60.pdf?sequence=1

Taghiyeva, R. (2009). The Art Of Azerbaijani Carpet Weaving In The Context Of The Intercivilizational Dialog, Institute for Central Asian and Caucasian Studies. The Caucasus & Globalization Geoculture, 3(2–3), 133–146. Retrieved from

Tama, W. H. (2017). Perlindungan Hukum Atas Simbol Tradisional Keraton Yogyakarta Dari Perspektif Hukum Merek (Universitas Islam Indonesia). Retrieved from HARRI TAMA%2C S.H..pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y.

World Intellectual Property Organization. (1985). Model Provosion for National Laws on The Protection of Expression of Folklore Againts Illicit Exploitation and Other Prejudical Action. Retrieved from website:

World Intellectual Property Organization. (2008). The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions: Draft Gap Analysis. Retrieved from website:

Young, S. (2017). Maasai People Of East Africa Fighting Against Cultural Appropriation By Luxury Fashion Labels. Retrieved from website:

Abstract viewed = 300 times
PDF downloaded = 605 times