Indonesian Drama Accused of Plagiarizing “Man from the Stars,” SBS to Take Action
An Indonesian version of “Man from the Stars” has turned out to be a case of plagiarism.
A representative of SBS Contents Hub, which is responsible for managing the publication rights of “Man from the Stars,” revealed, “The drama has not been made after acquiring the legal publishing rights. It can be considered to be a plagiarized version.”
The Indonesian drama “Kau Yang Berasal Dari Bintang” has been under heat for the striking similarities between the drama and SBS’ “Man from the Stars.” According to a Chinese media outlet, the setting and story are nearly identical to “Man from the Stars.” The first episode aired on April 28 on RCTI.
“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.
“Man from the Stars” starring top stars Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun has enjoyed immense popularity all around Asia.