Yu Zheng embroiled in another TV drama plagiarism case

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Chinese scriptwriter Yu Zheng has become embroiled in yet another plagiarism case.

The Yangzhou Intermediate People's Court has accepted a plagiarism lawsuit filed by author Zhou Haohui against Yu Zheng and others, for allegedly stealing parts of Zhou's novel "The Evil Hypnotist" for their 2014 TV series "Cosmetology High."

Poster of Chinese scriptwriter Yu Zheng's 2014 TV series "Cosmetology High". [Photo/sina.com.cn]

The case will hit the courts in around a month's time, provided no settlement is reached before-hand.

Zhou Haohui says he's looking forward to the trial.

This isn't the first time Yu Zheng has run into plagirism issues.

In 2014, Taiwan-based romance novelist Chiung Yao filed a lawsuit, alleging Yu Zheng's "The Palace: The Lost Daughter" was almost identical to her novel "Mei Hua Lao".

Last Friday, an appeals court in Beijing upheld the original verdict in December of 2014, which ordered Yu Zheng and four companies involved in the TV show to pay five million yuan to Chiung Yao.

Yu Zheng has also been ordered to issue a public apology for copying her work.


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