Zhuang Yu revealed that Guo Jingming and Yu Zhengs apology was not spontaneous, but forced by Chinas increasing efforts to protect intellectual property rights. Without the appeals of Yu Fei, Wang Hailin, song Fangjin and other editors, without the joint signatures of 156 film and television practitioners, and without the vigorous publicity of the media, Guo Jingming and Yu Zheng would not have apologized.
It is reported that on December 31 last year, Guo Jingming wrote a long apology statement, reflecting on his mistakes, saying that he would publicly apologize to Zhuang Yu and compensate for the losses. In addition to Zhuang Yu, Guo Jingming also apologized to the public and all the original authors.
Later, Zhuang Yu issued a letter to accept Mr. Guo Jingmings apology. As for Mr. Guo Jingmings proposal to compensate her for all the online and offline royalties and all the income after the publication of the novel, she puts forward a new proposal: to combine all the online and offline royalties and all the income after the publication of the novel with the income of the novel Establish an anti plagiarism fund to help the original authors protect their rights and accept public supervision.
In this regard, Guo Jingming forwarded his microblog to express his gratitude, and agreed to Zhuang Yus proposal to jointly set up a foundation to create a better original environment for the creators.
Earlier, on January 4, Zhuang Yu announced the progress of the anti plagiarism fund, saying that the income accounting of inside and outside the circle was coming to an end: Mr. Guo Jingmings agent has contacted me through microblog private message. I have entrusted Mr. Tang Boyu, a lawyer, to be in charge of the matter as an agent, and the two sides are now in contact. In line with the principle of openness and transparency, the follow-up progress will be announced to you regularly.
It is reported that at 23:40 p.m. on January 4, the person in charge of a cinema line disclosed that he had just officially received a notice from his superior that Guo Jingmings new film Qing Ya Ji would no longer be shown from January 5, and a refund had been arranged. On the evening of the 4th, the official blog of the movie Qing Ya Ji also issued a picture to certify this: the appointment of Qing ya, we are grateful to each other. I have no regrets in my life. Im proud to serve you.
Many netizens think that Guo Jingmings sudden apology and the films release are related to the boycott. They also say that Guo Jingming, as a director, has been involved in the Qing Ya Ji.
Earlier reports: Guo Jingming apologized to the original author 15 years after admitting to plagiarism late at night
In the early morning of December 31, Guo Jingming made a formal apology for plagiarizing Zhuang Yus inside and outside the circle in his novel how many flowers fall in a dream, expressing regret that he refused to admit his mistake after the court judgment: Ms. Zhuang Yu, I solemnly apologize for the harm caused to you, Im very sorry. At the same time, I apologize to all the original authors and the creative environment, hoping to refuse plagiarism and respect creation.
It is reported that he was found plagiarized by the court at that time, but he refused to admit his mistake and carried out the legal punishment by directly publishing the judgment in the newspaper. Not long ago, he and Yu were boycotted by hundreds of film and television industry practitioners.
In addition, Guo Jingming said: all the online and offline royalties and all the income obtained from the novel how many flowers fall in a dream after its publication will be collected and calculated, and all compensation will be paid to Ms. Zhuang Yu. If Ms. Zhuang Yu is not willing to accept it, I will donate the money to charity organizations for public supervision.
It is reported that the author Zhuang Yu said that Guo Jingmings book how many flowers fall in a dream, published by Chunfeng Literature and Art Publishing House in November 2003, plagiarized the original conception, main clues, most plots, main character characteristics and language style of her novel inside and outside the circle, which she wrote in November 2002, by means of face changing, character dislocation and reverse order And so on. Therefore, Guo Jingming, Chunfeng Literature and Art Publishing House and the seller Beijing Book Building were sued.
On December 7, 2004, the first Central Peoples Court of Beijing made a first instance judgment on the copyright dispute between Guo Jingming and Zhuang Yu. It ordered Guo Jingming and Chunfeng Literature and Art Publishing House to immediately stop publishing the book how many flowers fall in a dream, jointly compensate the plaintiff Zhuang Yu for the economic loss of 200000 yuan, publicly apologize to the plaintiff Zhuang Yu in the newspaper, and the defendant Beijing Book Building Co., Ltd. to stop selling Sell the book how many flowers fall in my dream.
After the judgment of the first trial in December 2004, Guo Jingming declared that he would continue to appeal. At the same time, he also said that he had never made any out of court contact with Zhuang Yu and did not consider settling the dispute through settlement.
On December 20, 2004, Zhuang Yu formally appealed to the Beijing Higher Peoples court.
In May 2006, the Beijing Municipal High Court ruled that Guo Jingmings novel how many flowers fall in a dream plagiarized Zhuang Yus work inside and outside the circle. Guo Jingming and Chunfeng Literature and art publishing house jointly compensated Zhuang Yu with 200000 yuan for economic losses, 10000 yuan for spiritual damages, and stopped selling how many flowers fall in a dream and made a public apology. The deadline was 15 days.
In 2006, the court ruled that my novel how many flowers fall in my dream copied Ms. Zhuang Yus novel outside the circle. At that time, the court made a judgment: 1. Compensate Ms. Zhuang Yu 200000 yuan; 2. Make a public apology in China Youth Daily, or directly publish the content of the judgment in the newspaper.
At that time, I couldnt face my heart, so when my lawyer asked me whether to write an apology letter or publish the judgment, my young and frivolous vanity and resistance made me choose to avoid apology and publish the judgment directly in the newspaper to fulfill the legal punishment. At that time, I was very rebellious and refused to admit my mistake.
On all occasions after that, I have always avoided talking about plagiarism, because for me, it is like a wound that can not be healed. I dare not tear it open, and I dare not face it.
Fifteen years later, this mistake has been with me, from my youth to my youth, and now I am at the middle of my 40 year old life. All along, I have received criticisms from teachers and netizens. Therefore, today, I choose to face my past mistakes, the harm I have caused to Ms. Zhuang Yu, and all the readers and partners who support me and believe me. I owe everyone an apology.
Ms. Zhuang Yu, I solemnly apologize for the harm I have caused you. Im very sorry. I also want to apologize to the public, to all the original authors, and to the hard won creative environment in China. Sorry, I did a very bad demonstration. Please take me as a warning, refuse to plagiarize and respect creation.
At the same time of apologizing, I will sum up and calculate all the online and offline royalties and all the income of the novel how many flowers fall in my dream after its publication, and then compensate Ms. Zhuang Yu in full. If Ms. Zhuang Yu is not willing to accept it, I will donate the money to charity organizations for public supervision.
In the past 15 years, I have always said to myself that I rely on my works and hard work to make myself successful and prove that hard work can also change my life. But now I know that if I kept running away from my past and refused to admit and face the mistakes I made when I was young, I would never be a capital person.
Once again, Im sorry. Im very sorry.
Yu Zheng, another scriptwriter named for plagiarism, said he did not intend to make any explanation. He responded to the media: I think everyone has a past. I dont make any explanation for my past. I will use my works and everything to prove what kind of person I am. At the same time, Yu Zheng said that he did not need to explain anything to Wang Hailin.