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K-pop singer IU is accused of plagiarism by a person who remains anonymous to the media

K-pop singer IU has been accused again of plagiarism, this time by an anonymous person.

The said anonymous person ‘A’ has filed charges against the artist for committing plagiarism, according to an exclusive media report on May 10.

Seoul’s Gangnam Police Station have received earlier charges of plagiarism against IU on May 8 of 6 songs that consists of “Good Day”, “The Red Shoes,” “Pitiful,” “Boo,” “BBIBBI,” and “Celebrity.”


“All 6 of these songs closely resemble the original songs in melody, rhythm, and code progression, and in the case of songs like ‘The Red Shoes’, the resemblance is clearly noticeable even in the ears of the general public. Especially, all 6 songs are suspected of plagiarizing the intro,” according to the charged reports.

Earlier in 2013, the K-pop singer got her first accusation of plagiarism over the song “The Red Shoes.” The song has a close similarity to German band Nekta’s song “Here’s Us.”

“The accused (IU) refused to respond to her plagiarism accusations despite their numerous occurrences, instead reporting and erasing all such accusations on SNS for copyright violations. Therefore, the accuser has decided to file a report after witnessing a lack of public awareness regarding the numerous accounts of plagiarism which have been taken down irrationally on SNS for copyright reasons, and additionally as an issue of a failure of legal authorities to fulfill their duties responsibly in determining the amount of damages that those faced with copyright violation accusations must pay,” added by the accuser ‘A’.

For clarifications, a plagiarism charge is filed whenever the creative head of a craft or any other form of art notices that other artist, or rather, artists had unnoticeably created any other form of art that closely resembles a previous any other form of art. In the case of accuser ‘A’, a third party aside from the other artist are able to file charges that are based on suspicions of “habitual acts of plagiarism for profit.”


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