Netease Entertainment reported on August 10 that recently, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court has concluded the infringement case of the movie Nine Layers Monster Tower. The judgment of the second trial found that China Film Company, Dreamer Company and Le Video Company had adapted The Great Old City of Ghosts Blowing Lamps into the movie Nine Layers of Monster Tower, which infringed on the right of the novelist Zhang Muye to protect the integrity of the novel.
Zhang Muye advocated that Nine Layers of Monster Tower seriously distorted and tampered with The Great Old City of Ghost Blowing Lamps, violated the authors right to protect the integrity of his works, and the film did not give the authors signature, violated his right of signature, and demanded a compensation of 1 million yuan. After trial, the court of first instance only supported Zhang Muyes claim that his right of signature should be infringed.
The Court of Second Instance held that, in the case of obtaining the right to adapt the original work, the changes made in the adapted work should conform to the necessary limits. The change of Nine Layers Monster Pagoda is a great change to the key elements of expression, such as the setting of the main characters and the background of the story. It essentially changes the views and feelings expressed by the author in the original works, thus constituting distortion and tampering with the original works and ordering the three defendants to compensate Zhang Muye for 50,000 yuan of spiritual damage. u3002