Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Copying practices of TV programs
The criticism of copying practices has concentrated mainly on those producers imitating Japanese programs. But in fact there have also been many cases that have borrowed from American programs. Three Boys and Three Girls (MBC), a program that achieved great popularity and founded a local sitcom convention targeted at the young generation, followed the sitcom format of NBC's Friends. Its stage settings and characterizations were similar to those of the American program. The Johnny Yoon Show, which first introduced the American-style talk show format in the early 1990s, imitated the formats of The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. There are entertainment news programs that copy the format of Entertainment Tonight, and even a quiz show called Live Show, I Love Quiz Show (MBC), which resembles Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. These programs have rarely been accused of plagiarism. Although their copying practices are clearly evident, they are not criticized as much as those that copy Japanese programs.
South Korea is cribbing off many things from foreign countries, what's more, the trouble with Koreans is that they always assume the authors without respect.
Categories: SouthKorea, plagiarism, USA