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Crying Nut Stays Firm on Lawsuit Against CN Blue Despite Mnet Admitting Fault

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2013.02.14 13:45 Mwave Grace Danbi Hong

The drama continues with Crying Nut staying firm in continuing its copyright infringement lawsuit against CN Blue.

On the night of February 13, Crying Nut released a second press release, stating that it still plans on holding CN Blue responsible.

Crying Nut Stays Firm on Lawsuit Against CN Blue Despite Mnet Admitting Fault

“We have already received compensation from the broadcast station for the performance and the production and distribution of the DVDs. The broadcast station has nothing to be responsible for anymore,” said the press release.

The remaining problem, according to Crying Nut, is that the CN Blue members rose to the stage with Crying Nut’s music and pretended that it was their own live performance, deceiving the viewers and DVD buyers.

“They have committed an act that goes against the rights of ownership, and therefore, must be held responsible.”

Crying Nut Stays Firm on Lawsuit Against CN Blue Despite Mnet Admitting Fault

On Mnet’s stated determination to help the two bands come to a mutual agreement, Crying Nut implied that this isn’t a situation that can be easily solved.

“If Crying Nut, the symbol of indie bands, casually slips past this problem, it will not only be the worst example set to both the creative arts and indie communities, but it will also create a tendency to neglect these communities judicially, socially, and monetarily, so we will be strictly dealing with this.”

On matters with the DVD production and distribution in Japan, which CN Blue claimed to not know about, Crying Nut said it will sort out who’s right or wrong in court.

On February 12, Crying Nut filed a lawsuit against CN Blue for copyright infringement when the band played one of Crying Nut’s songs without permission and later included the performance in a DVD sold overseas. CN Blue spoke out that it was also a victim, laying the blame on Mnet, which was in charge of the performance. Mnet recently admitted to the mistake.

Photo Credit: FNC Entertainment, Drug Records

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