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SM Entertainment to show leniency towards Thai EXO cover group Millenium Boy

By serendipity   Friday, June 13, 2014   221,911   19,355   436
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As mentioned previously, A Thai EXO cover group called Millenium Boy (nicknamed 'EXO-T' by their fans) have come under fire for crossing the fine line between cover and plagiarism. Although the boys started off as a simple cover group, they later found themselves in hot water for seemingly profiting off of EXO's name and logos or designs by selling merchandise as well as holding event and TV appearances.


SM Entertainment had mentioned that they would take legal action against the group earlier, but later statements have revealed that the agency has decided to show them leniency.


SEE ALSO: Lucky fans run into members of EXO in various locations in New York City!


An agency rep told Kuki News, "It is illegal to use the name, choreography, logo, and such that are the intellectual property of SM Entertainment without permission... We did not take any legal action in the past towards contents of non-commercial use with the advancement of the internet and media. However, we will take action against the activities that are used for commercial (profit) purposes... Millenium Boy have explained to us that their promotions are not for commercial purposes, and they also promised not to use EXO's contents from now on. So for now, we have just wrapped this up as a simple happening." 


Although it seems the agency will be letting this cover group slide for now, it's said they will be keeping a close eye on Millenium Boy's future activities. 


Millenium Boy have earned a great deal of popularity in their home country of Thailand as well Indonesia, amassing a fan club count of 90,000. The boys have been especially noticed for how closely they 'cover' the EXO members, even sporting the same hairstyles, outfits, picture poses, and more. 


However, they've gained criticism for using EXO's name and designs to promote themselves, and they were also subject to backlash from EXO fans, who felt that the Millenium Boy members were belittling the EXO members through their various Instagram or Twitter posts. 





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lahie17 Saturday, December 6, 2014

Was I the only one who burst into laughter at the picture at the very top?? Seriously, they can copy dance moves, they can copy style, but they CAN'T copy looks! well, the one saying Luhan was pretty okay to be honest.

Still, it's no wonder they're getting so much hate. If I were in exo I'd be creeped the fudge out.

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dokyungsoo Tuesday, October 28, 2014

wtf is wrong with them

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GlowyMushroom Wednesday, October 22, 2014

D: They could have made a whole new group.. didn't have to copy others.. that's just not right. I mean they seem to have to ability to to do good on their own... :P

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Scarlecie Tuesday, August 19, 2014

All the negative comments here seem have an up vote,

while the ones that forgave them seem to have down votes....

-starts rethinking opinions about exo fans but ok-

-stare-

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notmystyle12 Thursday, July 10, 2014

baekhyun is hot. i mean... Em is hot

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donghaesha8692 Monday, June 16, 2014

Everyone in this world, fans or "ordinary people", will do a dance cover if they can do it / interested in doing so. The problem is, MB took all they had done too deep. They take advantage without thinking what the consequences will happen afterwards. Everything will not be a problem if they just do a dance cover, then follow the various events, then go home and back to being an ordinary person. They say they are normal people and they get irritated with all the scorn they get. Why they don't think what makes them get all the scorn?


They are great people. I see their dance cover when they join the event on KBS. And if not mistaken, they became the winner for that event. With all these problems, they just mess up all the achievements that they have achieved. And are they don't know how "dangerous" the Korean fans? Moreover, EXO fans..


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mouzalee1995 Monday, June 16, 2014

I think it's no issue here, it's just said how people in Thailand and Indonesia don't get as much good endorsements or the finicial need to start off their career like kpop idols. So they have to start somewhere. Some people are limited on what they have so they make due. I hope MB does well in the future and seek out a good career :-)

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getalifelosers Sunday, June 15, 2014

They're handsome fellas so there's really no need to copy anything tbh..

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getalifelosers Sunday, June 15, 2014

No.. just no...

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triniblossom Sunday, June 15, 2014

LMAO I'm sorry. Coco? :') Hahaha! Some of them are kinda cute though.

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