Hyun Bin idedemanda ang Japanese publication
May posibilidad na mag-file raw ng legal action ang agency ng South Korean actor na si Hyun Bin sa isang Japanese publication.
Si Hyun Bin ay muling naging popular dahil sa ginawa nitong drama na Crash Landing On You bilang si Captain Ri.
Naglabas daw kasi ng photo book ng actor ang isang Japanese media outlet sa buhay ni Hyun Bin noong nasa marine corps pa ito. Ire-republish daw ito sa September 7.
Ang sinasabing photo book ay na-publish na sa South Korea noong 2012 bilang electronic book. Nagkaroon ng offline version sa Japan noong 2014 with a Japanese publisher. Nakasaad sa report na ang mga larawan sa photo book ay kuha ng Marines for public use but it ended as being for sale. Bilang mga public servants, military personnel do not own portrait rights to their pictures.
Ayon sa VAST Entertainment, ang agency ni Hyun Bin, this time, magpa-file na sila ng legal complaints. Una sa lahat, wala raw itong anumang kontrata o usap sa pagitan ng publisher at ng agency.
“Just like in 2014, we didn’t hear anything about republication in Japan. We saw that it was available for pre-order on Amazon Japan and contacted the current publisher. The publisher was flustered and said that they thought that the Korean agency had already given permission.
“In 2014, we decided that it was the Marine Corps’ affair and didn’t take legal action. This time it’s different. For the past 10 years, the photos that were taken for public use have continued to be used without prior consent. It is an issue that private companies have taken an interest in this. We recently had discussions with a law firm and will be taking legal action.”
Sa isang banda, nagbigay naman ng pahayag ang publisher na ang ipa-publish naman nila ay hindi raw ang mga period na “actor” si Hyun Bin kung hindi bilang isang marine. “We are simply reissuing the content that was published five years ago without any new material. It’s about the Marine Hyun Bin, not the actor Hyun Bin, and was published under the agreement between the publisher and the Marines, so Hyun Bin’s previous and current agencies have nothing to do with it.”
Pero itinanggi naman ng source mula sa Marines na may negosasyon umano silang ginawa ngayon sa publisher. Sey ng source, “We first learned about the republication in Japan through news articles. The publisher did not make an agreement with the Marine Corps on this.”
Walang duda na dahil sa naging instant popularity muli ni Hyun Bin as North Korean soldier sa CLOY kaya nagkaroon ng interes na i-republish ang mga larawan niya bilang isang soldier rin.