After indie band Crying Nut sued CNBLUE earlier this year for copyright infringement, Yonhap News has revealed that CNBLUE filed a lawsuit back against Crying Nut, for spreading untrue information.
It all started when Crying Nut accused CNBLUE of hand-syncing to an instrumentation of ‘Deadly Offside,’ a Crying Nut composition. The performance of CNBLUE’s cover was recorded and sold as a DVD in Japan. Both CJ E&M and CNBLUE themselves have officially released apologies but Crying Nut continued with their lawsuit.
CNBLUE’s management FNC Entertainment has filed a suit against Crying Nut at the Seoul Central District Court on June 27th, for “spreading of false information, which finds an applicable prohibition under the law.” Further information were not revealed to the public.
FNC Entertainment representatives on behalf of the rock group stated,”Crying Nut has been claiming that CNBLUEcommitted an infringement of their copyrights. Though the merits of their claim is still under proceeding, they have been talking about it as if it were the truth. All CNBLUE did, who had only debuted six months ago at the time, was to sing with the instrumental track the station said it prepared. CNBLUE, through hard training, performances and diligent work, has achieved its Hallyu star status, and this lawsuit brings irreparable damage to their reputation. It significantly undermines their moral rights and thus, this suit is filed.”
Meanwhile, CNBLUE’s Japanese single ‘Lady’ will be released on July 31st,and they will continue their ‘2013 Blue Moon World Tour’ on August 24th in Kuala Lumpur.
Article by: Emily
Edited by: Karolina