Thursday, August 30, 2012

SBS Refutes Plagiarism Allegations Made Against Upcoming Drama 'Cheongdam-dong Alice'

On August 30th, SBS refuted plagiarism allegations made against their upcoming scheduled weekend drama 'Cheongdam-dong Alice.'

Plagiarism allegations were made by the publisher of 'Cheongdam-dong Oduri' who revealed that preparations for a drama production of the novel have been ongoing for the past 2 years. "We made a contract with the author of 'Cheongdam-dong Oduri,' Lee Hye Kyung, and have been preparing for a drama production (of the novel). But after learning about SBS's 'Cheongdam-dong Alice,' we were surprised," adding, "the characters, setting, and (story) development are 90% similar to 'Cheongdam-dong Oduri.'"

SBS responded to the allegations saying, "Other than Cheongdam-dong in the title and the male protagonist being a CEO in the fashion industry, there are no similarities between 'Cheongdam-dong Alice' and 'Cheongdam-dong Oduri,'" adding, "It seems due to the similarity in the title, internet portal sites incorrectly publicized ('Oduri' as the original for 'Alice') and that is why this is happening."

According to officials from SBS, "During the past two years, writers Kim Ji Woon and Kim Jin Hee have been preparing 'Cheongdam-dong Alice.' Because there are no similarities in content (to 'Oduri'), we feel the allegations are absurd."

Meanwhile, SBS's 'Cheongdam-dong Alice' is Moon Geun Young and Park Shi Hoo's comeback drama. It will begin its broadcast in December following 'Five Fingers.'

source: TVReport & starin.edaily
credits to and translations by Soompi Moons

1 comment:

  1. It will still be aired right..? Please let it be because Moon Guen Young is my idol. I love her... <3