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[NEWS] Wonder Girls to sue for plagiarism: agent 090313

March 16, 2009
 JYP Entertainment – South Koreas top female pop group the Wonder Girls plan legal action against overseas entertainment …

JYP Entertainment – South Korea's top female pop group the Wonder Girls plan legal action against overseas entertainment …

SEOUL (AFP) – South Korea’s top female pop group the Wonder Girls plan legal action against overseas entertainment firms for plagiarism, the group’s agent said Friday.

Entertainers in China, Thailand and Cambodia had been “recklessly copying” the Wonder Girls’ songs, dances and even costumes, JYP Entertainment said.

“We plan to take action against overseas singers and music groups who have been recklessly copying their songs such as ‘Nobody’ and ‘So Hot’ without permission,” a JYP Entertainment spokeswoman told AFP.

Rampant piracy and plagiarism in the region had inflicted financial damage on foreign companies which had bought rights to use the songs, she said.

“We will consult with Sony ATV, our overseas copyright manager, on concrete measures including lawsuits,” she said.

Korean pop singers often fall victim to plagiarism in the region amid the surging popularity in recent years of Korean pop culture, a phenomenon known as the Korean Wave.

[Source: Yahoo News]

  1. zhey permalink
    March 16, 2009 10:49 AM

    That really shows how popular wonder girls are! LOL. They’re not gonna copy them if they’re not huge! But no one can ever replace WG!

  2. krysti permalink
    March 16, 2009 2:18 PM

    This really upset me. Overseas should know better. They should show some respect to JYP Entertainment and Wonder Girls. I mean asking isn’t too much is it? Its just a question. Either a yes or a no. And I know WGs are very famous for their hit songs but some credits would be very helpful. It’s sad to hear about this law suit. This might hurt some of the Girls Fans but oh well; they disrespected and JYP is doing them a favor. Thank you.

  3. HadesHadez permalink
    March 16, 2009 4:06 PM

    guys, i’m from thailand.
    I’ve just been to a popular site in thailand. and i think i will not go there for a couple of weeks. I can’t believe how some people bashed JYP for this. they did the right thing and still SOME people just bashed them. this is so sad. I will avoid to go the site so that i won’t burst out my angry statement there.

  4. Samui permalink
    March 17, 2009 5:05 PM

    People are so mean, copycats, plagiarism, the world creates together as one, in both the term, its laws human made, i believe in laws but i believe the heart rules it, n its just sad that this group give thought of caring about this, in terms is just another lawsuit to protect a creator n limits creativity, so mean,,, grief for all countries being sued n to others plagiarism.

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