CNBLUE released an official apology to indie band Crying Nut and pleaded for a reconciliation on the lawsuit filed against the idol band for copyright infringement.
On the 15th, CNBLUE's agency FNC Entertainment released an official statement on their homepage, "During the urgent situation of a live broadcast, we could not properly discern the song and led our artists to perform it on stage which we admit our agency is undeniably at fault and issue an apology."
"The controversial broadcast material was released in the DVD without our knowledge, and we couldn't catch on and respond to the distribution process beforehand. We are also regretful of how this issue arose today. On behalf of the members, we sincerely send our apology to sunbaes Crying Nut for the trouble inflicted upon them through this chain of events. We have a deep understanding of the problem raised and we promise that we will work hard to prevent these things from happening in the future. However, regarding the DVD as according to the news releases of various media outlets and broadcasters, we will say once again that we did not participate in its commercial release. We express our deep regret at the recently surfaced controversy involving CNBLUE. This will serve as a learning experience and we will do our best to prevent another incident like this from happening. We will do our best to create a smooth reconciliation concerning this issue."
Crying Nut filed a lawsuit against CNBLUE because the idol band previously performed Crying Nut's "Offside" on 'M!Countdown' back in 2010 and the recorded performance was later included in their DVD released in Japan. However, Mnet had stepped forward to say they would be taking responsibility for the lawsuit. Crying Nut responded by asking Mnet to not interfere in their lawsuit against CNBLUE.
Source: FNC Website
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