A QUESTION OF CHARACTER(S): A calligrapher says the design for ‘Taiwan’ on a poster and stickers for a festival is very similar to characters that he designed
Date: Jul 09, 2019
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff writer, with CNA
The Kaohsiung City Government is in hot water again after a calligrapher said his work was used inpromotions for this year’s International Kaohsiung Festival without his permission.
A Facebook user named Y.C. Lin who manages a “Yu’s Calligraphy” page on Sunday appeared to accuse festival organizers of plagiarizing the characters for “Taiwan” (臺灣) that he had drawn.
Photographs shared by Lin appear to show similar characters in a sticker set and poster promoting the festival.
It is not the first time Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) administration has been accused of plagiarism, said Lee Hsin-han (李欣翰), director of the Taiwan Radical Wings party’s Kaohsiung chapter.
Han has “avoided the issue” in previous instances by saying they were the “unprompted behavior of [his] supporters” and that conversations should not revolve around “small, technical issues,” Lee said. [FULL STORY]