Kaohsiung apologizes for tourism video furor

CREATIVE PROPERTY: The Tourism Bureau said that while it believes it owns the rights to filmmaker Chi Po-lin’s footage, it should have asked permission

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 12, 2019
By: Wang Jung-hsiang and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau Director Pan Heng-hsu (潘恆旭) yesterday apologized over

Actress Pai Ping-ping points to Lotus Lake, one of Kaohsiung’s famous scenic spots, in a promotional video about the city.  Screen grab from YouTube

allegations that a promotional video, produced under contract by actress Pai Ping-ping (白冰冰), had used unattributed footage from the works of filmmaker Chi Po-lin (齊柏林).

After accusations of plagiarism against Pai surfaced on social media, Taiwan Aerial Imaging — a studio that Chi cofounded — on Thursday said that Pai had used Chi’s 2013 Kaoshiung: A View From Above (飛閱高雄) for her own video Visiting Kaohsiung (來去高雄).

The studio said on Facebook that Chi had specified in his will that, if his films were to be used for non-commercial purposes, they should be played in their entirety.

“Out of respect for the original creator’s ideals and creative principles, we request that Chi’s films be played in their entirety,” the studio said.    [FULL  STORY]

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