Copyright is the respect for the work of others. Zhou Xingchi in "Kungfu" because of the use of "Little Dragon Girl", "Yang Guo" two names, took the initiative to pay Mr. Jin Yong a 6W copyright fee, some people think he is too real, but more people respectRespect his behavior, thinking it is respect for the original creator.
Of course, not everyone can be as "real" as Stephen Chow. Recently, the Beijing Internet Court made a first-instance judgment and found that Anhui Satellite TV and Shixi Company’s complaint against Hai Art Film Factory constituted an infringement and demanded to immediately stop broadcasting related content of "Brothers Calabash" and compensate Shanghai Film Studio for economic losses of 100,000 yuan and reasonable expenditure of 2,000 yuan.
The cause of the incident was an Anhui Satellite TV variety show "Laugh when you come", Wang Zulan cosplayed in the form of "Gourd Baby" and performed "Gourd Baby Wang Zulan turned his grandpa into a magical performance, and played the theme song of the movie "The Calabash Brothers" produced by Shanghai Film Studio. The gourd doll model and movie theme song used in the show were not authorized by Shanghai Film Studio. Therefore, Shanghai Film Studio sued Anhui Satellite TV and Shixi Company, the producers of "Laugh When You Come", for copyright infringement.
Actually, this is not the first time that Wang Zulan has been convicted of infringement for playing the gourd baby. As early as 2012, he was convicted of infringement for using the gourd doll model in Mango Channel’s "Various Big Coffee Show". The show’s producer Mango ChannelWas sentenced to compensate 10.2W for economic losses, the same amount as this time.
Wang Zulan is also quite unlucky. The organizers of variety shows should have taken precautions against infringement in advance. Although the final responsibility is borne by the program team, the image of the star is indeed affected. In addition, variety shows have become popular in recent years, and infringements are not uncommon, such as: In 2018, the copyright dispute between "Tomorrow's Son" and the musician Li Zhi;
In 2019, "Ace vs. Ace" "The name of the editor and director of "Avalokitesvara with Thousand Hands" was changed in this article, infringing the copyright of the Disabled People’s Art Troupe;
This year, "Mango Seed", " "Hong Zhao Wish" has been used by multiple variety shows without authorization.
These have been exposed, and there are more that have not been exposed. Nowadays, everyone’s awareness of copyright protection It is getting stronger and stronger, why do things like this happen again and again?
I think there are two reasons:
One is that the cost of infringement is too low, so you can save one if you are not found If a copyright fee is discovered, it can be litigated slowly. If it is lost, it will only compensate for the copyright fee that should have been paid;
The second is that the cost of rights protection is too high, and copyright disputes can be filed for a few months. It can last for several years and it takes a lot of timeMany rights defenders have no choice but to pay attention to the cost of defending their rights.
In this regard, it is necessary to increase punishment for organizations and individuals who violate copyright.
What do you think about the issue of variety shows infringing on the copyrights of others?