Indonesian TV Station Sued For Plagiarizing Korean Drama


From Yahoo Indonesia:

RCTI Gets Lawsuit for Plagiarizing Popular Korean Drama

A South Korean television station, SBS, reportedly plans to file a lawsuit against RCTI [an Indonesian TV station] on charges of plagiarism. This is because because TV drama Kau yang Berasal dari Bintang is considered 100 percent plagiarized from a popular Korean drama Man from the Stars which aired on SBS.

“The drama was not approved by us. It can be considered a plagiarized version of our drama,” said an SBS representative as reported on Soompi Wednesday, 30 April 2014.

The soap opera Kau Yang Berasal Dari Bintang stars Nikita Willy and Morgan, former member of the boyband SM*SH. has been under fire for its striking similarities to the SBS drama Man from the Stars.” Soompi writes that the setting and story for Kau yang Berasal dari Bintang is nearly identical to the Man from the Stars. The first episode aired on RCTI on 28 April 2014.

“We are currently in talks with another Indonesian company regarding the official publishing rights, but this drama has begun airing. We are looking for a way to take action against the drama,” SBS continued.

Comments from Yahoo Indonesia, Soompi, Kaskus (1 and 2):


Aren’t you shameless, RCTI?


They even copied and pasted the drama title! Lol…


I feel so sorry for the Indonesian movie industry!


To all Indonesians, stop commenting bad things about your own country. Grow up, as your bad comments will only shame our country further. All these comments will be read by people worldwide.


At SCTV [another Indonesian TV station], they also copied the Twilight Saga with Ganteng Ganteng Serigala!



Wow… even its title is a direct translation. Hahaha.


Why didn’t they copy The Game of Thrones or The Walking dead? Must be because they don’t have the budget for it. That’s why they copy drams [soap operas] since they’re way cheaper =)


It’s getting worse, they even plagiarize TV dramas now. =(


They should have copied a better drama instead of this garbage. =(


Most Indonesians who are in this forum are STUPID AND IDIOTIC. They say bad things about themselves and their own country in an international forum. You guys should know that a PLASTIC SURGERY COUNTRY called South Korea also plagiarizes their dramas and music from Japan and USA.


They have embarrassed the entire nation!


At last, someone will get sued after years of plagiarism!


Don’t they have any other ideas? Why would they copy another TV series? =(


The original drama is so cool yet the copycat version is like SHIT!


This is what will happen when people want to earn easy money!

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