Indie band Crying Nut recently filed a lawsuit against the idol band CNBLUE for violation of copyright.
On February 12th, the band filed against CNBLUE and FNC Entertainment’s CEO Han Sung Ho at the Seoul Central District Court.
CNBLUE previously performed Crying Nut’s “Offside” on ‘M!Countdwon’ way back in 2010 and the recorded performance was later included in their DVD released in Japan.
“The recorded performance included in the DVD release in Japan in 2010 and was put in by the manufacturer without notifying us… During the World Cup season, CNBLUE performed this song on ‘M!Countdown’ because the broadcast station requested it. At the time we refused the offer due to our busy schedules but the broadcast representatives stated that they would provide the instrumental and so we came on stage. After coming on stage, we realized that it was Crying Nut’s song,” shared CNBLUE’s camp.
Mnet, who was involved in the issue, commented, “We are looking into the situation.”
A statement from CJ E&M’s Mnet representative admitted that they were the ones who asked CNBLUE to stand on stage and that FNC were not asked before the performance was added into the DVD. The representative commented, “CJ E&M licensing team already reimbursed Crying Nut last year. It seems with this lawsuit, Crying Nut is also finding that CNBLUE is also responsible for getting on that stage… Since the problem arose from Mnet’s program, we will take responsibility and sort this out. We are currently negotiating with CNBLUE’s agency and Crying Nut. We will try our best to solve this situation.”
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Article by: Kim
Edited by: Mariam