Earlier this year, an unidentified composer filed a complaint with the police accusing multi-awarded singer and songwriter IU of copying their works in six of her songs.
On Monday, the law firm representing IU released a statement wherein the police had decided not to investigate the allegations because the complainant’s claim did not constitute a criminal charge. In the press release, the law firm said, “Among the six songs in question, IU participated in the creation of only one, and even in that piece, she did not participate in the part for which the accuser claimed a copyright violation.”
The six songs in question are “Boo” (2009), “Pitiful” (2009), “Good Day” (2010), “The Red Shoes” (2013), “BBIBBI” (2018), and “Celebrity” (2021).
The law firm expressed that the case was brought maliciously to defame IU and cause mental distress. Hence, they confirmed certain parties had disseminated incorrect information with the intent to damage the singer’s reputation.
IU’s agency, EDAM Entertainment, said it would sternly respond to reckless accusations based on false information.
Source: The Korea Times