Taiwanese Writer Chiung Yao Wins Lawsuit in Beijing

December 26, 2014
Editor: Peter Yin
Taiwanese Writer Chiung Yao Wins Lawsuit in Beijing
Chiung Yao has won her lawsuit, the verdict of which requires the case’s five defendants to pay a total of 5 million yuan (U.S. $0.8 million) as compensation for their infringing upon Chiung's intellectual property. [163.com]

The Beijing No.3 Intermediate People's Court declared on December 25 that well-known Taiwanese writer Chiung Yao has won her lawsuit, the verdict of which requires the case’s five defendants to pay a total of 5 million yuan (U.S. $0.8 million) as compensation for their infringing upon Chiung's intellectual property.

When Chiung was informed of the verdict, she felt elated at the news. "Justice has been done, and the defense of intellectual property has been successful," said Chiung.

In the first half of this year, the TV series The Palace: The Lost Daughter was broadcast in China. Upon watching the series, Taiwanese writer Chiung Yao argued that the series had been adapted from her novel Plum Blossom Scar and thus was a clear case of copyright infringement. So, she took action and sued five individuals for infringement, including the movie’s screenwriter, Yu Zheng.

When Yu heard about the court's decision, he told reporters that he considers the court's sentence unreasonable and that he will appeal to a higher court in the defense of his own rights.

(Source: 163.com/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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