IU has been reported to the police for allegedly plagiarizing different artists.
On May 10, in response to Maeil Kyungjae, a non-celebrity reported IU to the police for allegedly plagiarizing the songs of home and international artists. The songs alleged to have been works of plagiarism embody “The Red Shoes,” “Good Day,” “Bbibbi,” “Pitiful,” “Celebrity,” and “Boo.”
According to the accuser, the songs allegedly plagiarized works of different artists, have been related in melody and rhythm, and used related chords.
THESE SONGS ARE SIMILAR TO THE UNIQUE WORKS’ MELODY AND RHYTHM AND SOMETIMES USE THE IDENTICAL CHORDS. GOOD DAY AND THE RED SHOES, SPECIFICALLY, ARE VERY RELATED (TO DIFFERENT SONGS), TO THE PURPOSE THAT ANYBODY LISTENING WILL DISCOVER THEM RELATED. I BELIEVE PLAGIARISM FIRSTLY OF ALL SIX SONGS, WHICH IS THE HALF THAT UNITS THE VIBE AND TONE OF THE SONGS AND GRABS LISTENERS, AND MAKES THEM DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY’RE GOING TO HEARKEN TO THE TUNE OR NOT.
According to Maeil Kyungjae, “The Red Shoes” was beforehand accused of plagiarizing Nekta‘s “Here Us” in 2013. At the time, Nekta reportedly had stated that they had reached out to IU’s then-label Loen Entertainment however didn’t hear again.
In the article, one lawyer states that though copyright fits often should be made by the creator of the unique works this case could also be an exception.
ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 140 WITHIN THE COPYRIGHTS ACT, FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HABITUALLY INFRINGE ON COPYRIGHTS VIA COPY, EFFICIENCY, EXHIBITION, AND THE SPREADING OF PLAGIARIZED WORK FOR THE PLAIN GOAL OF REVENUE, WITNESSES HAVE THE CORRECT TO SUE THE ACCUSED.
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