[News] 131127 JYJ Sues 2 Magazine Publishers Over Illegal Use Of Band Photos: C-JeS Rep Claims Court Date Is Set For Mid-November


The three members of the K-pop group JYJ are no strangers to litigation.

Back in 2010, Kim Jaejoong Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu left their former group TVXQ reportedly over a contract dispute with their record label SM Entertainment, a move practically unprecedented in the South Korean music scene

After forming JYJ, the three members signed with C-JeS Entertainment later that year and have pursued successful careers both as solo artists and with the band on the label ever since.

But that doesn’t mean that JYJ doesn’t still know how to lawyer up.

“The JYJ members sued the two magazine companies for violating picture rights,” a C-JeS spokesperson told eNEWS on Tuesday.

“The final litigation will take place in the middle of December.”

The C-JeS rep claims the record label asked the magazine publishers to stop using JYJ’s image to profit illegally, but they continued to do so.

“The magazines [editors] took the photos from press release or news reports and resized them to fit a whole page, filling multiple pages on their magazine or made them into picture books,” the record label rep explained.

“This clearly violates the photo rights and need to be sorted out in court.”

C-JeS Entertainment could not immediately be reached for comment. Further details of the lawsuit, including specifically which two magazine publishers were named in the lawsuit, have not been included in published reports.

But another C-JeS representative reportedly told Star News that the label is still hoping to settle.

“The publishing company for this case is said to be bankrupt right now so they have asked for an amicable solution,” the rep said.

“But if the same thing happens again, we will take strong legal action against them.”

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Finally, a report on the court hearing f…

Finally, a report on the court hearing for JYJ vs SM. This appears to be a rough translation, but I sure there will be clarification later. Momma Cha

Today SM’s finance person appeared in court.

Said at court that 2008 SM’s net profit was 14.7 billion KRW, and out of that 1 billion was earned by TVXQ.

JYJ lawyer asked: then who earned rest of the money?

Finance person said: “It’s earned by BoA, CSJH, Ara, TRAX!”

Then JYJ’s lawyer asked: “So you are saying, they earn more money?”

Finance person couldn’t say anything in response.

2004 HUG album, SM only calculated March and April sales for the 5 of them, after that none of the sales were calculated for them.

In other worlds, all the details of album sales after April, there’s nothing.

MIROTIC sold 480,000 copies, SM should have paid them 5 million, but they didn’t pay it, then the trio said MIROTIC sold 54,000 copies (SM’s style is, sales is only calculated once, and they pay after they calculaed the 480,000 copies, and the 60,000 is all SM’s)……

SM says, because they didn’t come out with a next album, so we could give them (the money).

When SM said this, the court cut them off saying this could not be accepted.

Then the court says, if SM does not provide relevant documents, then the court will order it.

In other worlds, SM continues to not give the relevant documents, so the court wants to use force to gather the documents.

Said 2008 digital album sales would give them 10% of the income distribution, but in 2009, they didn’t even include it in the income distribution.

Also, MV, Dancer’s expenses were all paid by TVXQ.

Their world tour earned 3,400,000,000 (3.4 billion), out of that money, they only gave TVXQ 900,000,000, and then said this was SM’s expenses organizing the event, so it was then deducted (the entire 900,000,000).

Next court date is set for April 19th, at 2PM.

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