Hyori faces major plagiarism accusationsPosted: April 24, 2010
So are these accusations legit? They might be since there is no acknowledgement stating that these songs were sampled in the album credit.
Sampling is when an artist takes a portion of the sound recording and uses it for their own song. To prevent legal actions and plagiarism accusations, artists who want to use sampled clips must first obtain authorization from the original artist before they can sample.
Out of the 6 accusations, one song is confirmed to be plagiarized from a Canadian girl group- Cookie Couture.
Cookie Couture released their song “Boy, Bring it Back” in 2008 and Hyori released her song “Bring it Back” this year.
Stacy Maroske, a member of the girl group released a statement on zacktaylor.ca after finding out Hyori had plagiarized their song:
“I was shocked when I first heard Lee Hyori’s 2010 recording. I couldn’t believe how similar the song was. It’s almost an exact replica, even down to our vocal riff’s. I mean we worked really hard as a group to write this song and perfect it back in 2008. It just seems really unfair that this song is being sold on iTunes by an artist who has stolen the song from us. It’s plagiarism, and we hope we see justice.”
Cookie Couture fully owns the rights to the song “Boy, Bring it Back” and they have hired a lawyer to go after Hyori. Although it is uncertain who Cookie Couture will be suing, Hyori has some trouble coming her way.
To make things worse, none of Hyori’s representatives could be reached to comment on the accusations.
Here are the songs that Hyori is being accused of. Take a listen and you be the judge:
Cookie Couture- Boy, Bring it Back VS. Hyori- Bring it Back
Lil Precious- So Insane VS. Hyori- I’m Back
Melanie Durrant- Feel the Same VS. Hyori- Feel the Same
Mikis Theodorakis- The Train Leaves At Eight VS. Hyori- Swing
Jason DeRulo- How Did We Get VS. Hyori- How Did We Get
Annie Lennox- No More “I Love Yous” VS. Hyori- Memory
Incredible similarities don’t you think?