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Writer says she can't sue 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' despite similarities to her past work

By yckim124   Tuesday, December 13, 2016   106,938   7,840   37



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Writer Park claims that SBS drama 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' is very similar to a movie scenario she wrote 10 years ago. 

On December 1-4, writer Park introduced herself as the writer of 'The Legend of Hae Wol Sea: Pearly Shells' on the official website of 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' and pointed out the similarities between her work and the trending drama. 

The writer wrote, "Not only did it include mermaids, but the situations in the drama and the portrayals are very similar." Though she demanded an apology, writer Park said she does not want to call it plagiarism. 

She explained, "I want to emphasize once again that I'm not here to say that they have plagiarized my writing. Why? Because I am a poor citizen. How can I take legal action against big, threatening existences like Choi Soon-Sil and Cha Eun Tak? If they deny and try to demolish me, I will just go die. This is an analysis of the similar parts, but I've never said it was plagiarism. I heard you get sued if you talk big and claim that it's plagiarized. "

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'The Legend of the Blue Sea' has already been involved in plagiarism controversies for scenes that look similar to ones from 'Sherlock'. Netizens are starting to express disappointment and anger at the scriptwriter for the ongoing plagiarism controversies. 

Meanwhile, representatives of 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' have kept silent on the situation.

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Yehezkiel_B Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Well, as a viewer i dont care about plagiarism issues at all. The thing i know that i was entertained by watching this drama.

supaaebs Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ok, I hate how this post says 'netizens are starting to express disappointment and anger at the scriptwriter for ongoing plagiarism controversies.' Nothing against allkpop at all but honestly what do you expect from a drama of a mermaid and a handsome man? Writers often take inspiration from certain things and that doesn't mean they are plagiarizing? If it really bothers you that much to the point you have to go onto the internet and complain about i then simply dont watch it. And this petty writer who is complaining is literally doing it just so she can get attention. She clearly knows she cannot sue them yet she still brings this up as a PSA. LOL no one cares. I feel like this story is pretty authentic compared to the numerous rich guy poor girl stories out there, like are those all plagiarized too???? please think before you speak.

bangeryun94 supaaebs Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Read the article again. Look at the 2 names she said stole her work and think about if you have seen those names in the news recently. You have this so wrong. Normally I would have dismissed articles like this as what you called *petty* Not this time.

mydisplayname supaaebs Wednesday, December 14, 2016 has something to do with the presidential scandal.

jayan Tuesday, December 13, 2016

What did you expect from fantasy drama about a mermaid and handsome male character with tied destiny, of course the idea itself comes from the certain stories, movies! The part with the Sherlock was hilarious lol, Sherlock my fav drama and that gave me like a big LOL, but they used it nice for the character, but again they could  me it different, but they simply copied that's why it's LOL  this kind of things does't affect me much from watching the drama, as it's  pretty interesting and funny, so yeah, I'm good.

cococcchanel Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fascinating that it's the same writer involved…

meltingpot Tuesday, December 13, 2016

nah, all these people are copying the little mermaid. Ariel is the one and only, lol

cococcchanel meltingpot Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Technically H C Andersen!

nami_chan meltingpot Wednesday, December 14, 2016

haha xD

bangeryun94 Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SHADE GRENADE!  SHADE GRENADE!  Ms Park, you are one clever clever writer.

YoUrAvErAgEVIP Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The thing tho is she is sure she should sue and make money off of it shouldn't be a scary thing

mydisplayname YoUrAvErAgEVIP Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Looks like she is asking for the audience, because if she does the wrong move, she can be ruined instead of getting royalties.

YoUrAvErAgEVIP mydisplayname Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ahhh like walking of eggshells with the world and the company

bangeryun94 YoUrAvErAgEVIP Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Did you read the names of the 2 people that backed this drama? Choi Soon Sil? Cha Eun Tak? Have you read about these 2 in the news lately?

YoUrAvErAgEVIP bangeryun94 Tuesday, December 13, 2016


bangeryun94 YoUrAvErAgEVIP Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Choi Soon Sil is the woman that President Park allowed access to top secret information and allowed her to blackmail businesses to make herself wealthy. She was so unconcerned about that top secret information that she kept her laptop in an unsecure storage where a reporter just happened to find it. She is the reason President Park was impeached last week.

YoUrAvErAgEVIP bangeryun94 Wednesday, December 14, 2016

That's INSANE...why would she do that

bangeryun94 YoUrAvErAgEVIP Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Because she has no interest in protecting the Korean people. Her interests are becoming wealthier while she neglects Korea and allowing businesses to bypass safety issues and ignore laws so they can make more money and give a portion of it to her.

YoUrAvErAgEVIP bangeryun94 Thursday, December 15, 2016

That's so out of line it sounds like something in a kdrama

michinpabo Tuesday, December 13, 2016

This ahjumma is funny. I am not accusing them of anything but I kinda am. lol

YoUrAvErAgEVIP michinpabo Tuesday, December 13, 2016

This is what we call 'Low Key Shade' have you heard of it

Taeng4ever YoUrAvErAgEVIP Tuesday, December 13, 2016

now I know ;)

slebony Tuesday, December 13, 2016

well, what do you call vampire drama/movies then?  i mean they drink blood and stuff, do you call it plagiarism?

Humanoids Tuesday, December 13, 2016

well... I haven't watched "Sherlock" but to me it looks a little bit like the "Mermaid" from Stephen Chow, specially the scene where she hit herself on a glass wall (ep.1 or 2.. don't remember) ... it's exactly the same scene in the movie.. also the absurd fun apsect of the mermaid ressemble to Chow's mermaid.. But as for the writer, If she had sent it to an editor, there is a lot of chance that it was plagiarized in some part...

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