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Copyright issues plague K-pop

Source | 2015/01/28 | | Permalink

R&B singer Yoon Mi-rae [JoongAng Ilbo]

Once, pop stars like Ray Charles, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston heavily exerted their influence on Korean music. And some Korean musicians walked a fine line between plagiarism and being unconsciously inspired by their role models.

But K-pop has gained a much larger footing compared to the past, and some of its musicians are now discovering that their own work has been plagiarized or used without consent.

Recent controversies involving R&B singer Yoon Mi-rae and Taeyang of boy group Big Bang are some examples that clearly show K-pop's current standing...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Sensible Love" Episode 18

2015/01/27 | | Permalink

It's to the credit of the drama's sound direction that "Sensible Love" continues to feel deep and meaningful, even as the plot itself moves into increasingly melodramatic territory rather at odds with the genuine, complicated human emotion that's been explored so far. The use of silence really is quite excellent- take the sheer loneliness emphasized by the empty house. Why the house is empty isn't all that clear. It stands to reason that someone should have stayed behind...More

Lee Soo-geun pays 700 million for illegal gambling

Source | 2015/01/27 | | Permalink

It looks like comedian Lee Soo-geun who was charged with illegal gambling, will have to pay a fine of 700 million won.

According to legal professions, Bull's One Cooperation sued Lee and his management for compensation and the court ordered Lee to pay up 700 million won (~US$700,000)...More

Lee Seung-gi and Lee Min-ho compete with romance and action

Source | 2015/01/27 | | Permalink

Actors Lee Min-ho and Lee Seung-gi are competing with different genre's of movies.

According to the Korean Film Council, Lee Min-ho's "Gangnam Blues" ranked first place at the box office with 93,482 despite the fact that it is adult rated...More

Oh Dal-soo's head size compared to Lee Yeon-hee's

Source | 2015/01/27 | | Permalink

 Actors Kim Myeong-min, Oh Dal-soo and actress Lee Yeon-hee attends the premier event of movie "Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island". ...More

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