Have I mentioned lately how much I love this dude and how hilarious he is?
Finally, we got an official statement from SM about the whole plagiarising issue. According to SM Ent rep and SM Entertainment owns the copyright of ‘Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)’. It’s expected as SM always play it safe. BUT the surprising thing is, despite being released months earlier, the Uzbekistan version has no legal rights to record the song.
SNSD, who has been surrounded by controversy due to plagiarism claims, have found that it was actually the female singer from Uzbekistan that used the SNSD without permission, and have received a huge shock.
The song had been recently circulating around the the internet titled ‘Tell Me your Wish Original Song’ and caused a stir among netizens. The song ‘Ruqsga Tushgin’ performed by female Uzbekistan singer Dineyra was uploaded on to YouTube in April, sparking rumors that SNSD were plagiarizing music.
However, it was revealed that it was in fact Dineyra, not SNSD, that had used the song without permission.
Universal Music Publishing Group, who own the rights to ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ stated on the 2nd of July that “We do not know who Dineyra from Uzbekistan is, and we have never given her permission to use this song.” and continued to say, “Dineyra’s version is clearly a case of plagiarism.” They also stated, “We will pursue legal action over this blatant plagiarism.” and vented their frustration.
Edit: I realized there were some things I left out.
Ah, the K-pop world just never ends to surprise me. Seriously. I love its predictable and redundant routines. It keeps me sane. Who likes change anyway? Hmm, maybe I’ve just been watching too much HOUSE.
Anyway, speaking of consistency, also another word for ‘similarity’, check this out!