Fujian’s Huashan Hospital sparked allegations of copyright infringement for posting an abortion ad featuring famous characters from “The Legend of the Condor Heroes” novel. It depicted a character named Brother Jing saying, “I have not had my period for long. Am I a pregnant again? What should I do?” Apple Daily reports.
A Weibo user posted a photo of the actor and actress from the TV drama based on the book. Her post was shared by more than a hundred people.
One user commented, “ it’s an infringement and Jinrong (the author of the novel) will cry”. Another user made fun of it by saying, “Yong, you are just in your menopause.”. Most of the netizens said it was vulgar.
Cai, a representative from the hospital, revealed that the advertisement was posted in February and the person in charge of it had resigned. He promised he would get his staff to tear it off the wall.
Representatives from the Nanan Administration for Industry and Commerce Advertisement Department stated that the billboard violated copyright laws. The billboard issuer could be fined up to 30,000 yuan if the charges stick.
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By Christy Lau