INDONESIAN ELECTRONIC INFORMATION AND TRANSACTION BILL OF MARCH 2008

Indonesia has recently passed a bill covering the Internet that focuses upon both web content and business transactions, although the Government admitted one goal of the new legislation was to “block porn sites.” Clamor from some circles for the Government to crack down upon lewd websites is stronger in Indonesia than in the West, given its majority Muslim population and their official emphasis on decency. A former Dutch colony, Indonesia is the world's most expansive archipelagic state and contains the world's largest Islamic population. This large Asian country is considered an up and coming economic power, having thrown off decades of corrupt tyranny and the mismanagement of state industries and related mis-development of key resources. With 18% living in poverty and 10% unemployed, Indonesia needs years of strong growth to seriously address jobs growth. Indonesia is located in southeastern Asia, radiating an archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Indonesia is about three times the size of Texas and has about 235 million residents. These questions will be answered about the new law: What Does the Bill Say About Consumer Protection?; What About Cyber Squatting?; What Are the Rules on Electronic Contracts?; How Does the Law Define Offences of Cyber-Crime?; What Are the Punishments for Cyber-Crimes?

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What Does the Bill Say About Consumer Protection?
What About Cyber-Squatting?
What Are the Rules on Electronic Contracts?
How Does the Law Define the Offences of Cyber-Crime?
What Are the Punishments for Cyber-Crimes?

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