Taking battle of the bands seriously here! What happen? Who’s actually at fault? Why wait three years to file suit? Answers and my reacting here!
Jeez, I was wondering when something extreme was going to happen in the K-pop world. You know, aside of B.A.P’s comeback, but this is serious. The reason why Crying Nut is suing CN Blue is for violation of copyright. Basically, playing their song without their consent, and getting paid for it. They’re not just suing CN Blue, but also their CEO Han Sung Ho.
Everything started in 2010, when CN Blue were on M Countdown and performed Crying Nut’s song, ‘Offside’. The same performance was later included in CN Blue’s Japanese DVD. I think that where the problem lay. Aside of them singing the song, CN Blue were getting paid. I believe everything comes down to money, but whoever put the performance on the DVD is hurting CN Blue’s credibility. One, it’s not their song and two, it’s still not their song. CN Blue reps comment on the matter:
“The recorded performance included in the DVD released in Japan in 2010 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.”
“We are looking into the situation.”
Nothing much because they were probably at fault, but my question is why Crying Nut wait 3 years to sue them? That’s the only problem that I’m having with this whole ordeal. Maybe they had their reasons, but waiting doesn’t look good in court. Here’s what AllKpop found out:
A media outlet has obtained a statement from CJ E&M‘s Mnet representative, who admitted that they were the ones who asked CNBLUE to stand on the stage and that FNC were not asked before the performance was added into the DVD. He 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.”
Okay, so Mnet already paid Crying Nut, but is still suing CN Blue for getting on stage? They’re just milking money out of these idols. This literally doesn’t make sense to me. Why sue? It’s not their fault. Crying Nut, you deserve no love because greed is taking over right now. Hopefully, they can handle it in a mature way.
Here’s the link to the article. Credit:AllKpop
Until next time!