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Yoon Mi-rae, Sony Pictures settle legal disputeBy KH디지털2
Published : May 13, 2015 - 14:30
In December, Yoon's music agency, Feel Ghood Music, filed a suit with a U.S. court over the film company's illegal use of "Pay Day" in the American film "The Interview," a comedy movie about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
On Wednesday, Sony Pictures said in an e-mail sent to Yonhap News Agency that it admits to having used the song before obtaining a license and that both sides have smoothly settled the dispute.
Yoon's agency also confirmed the deal. "I understand we reached an agreement on the case," Kim Jeong-il, a manager of the pop diva, told Yonhap by phone.
Neither side gave any details of the agreement.
"Pay Day," featuring her husband and Korean-American hip-hop artist Tiger JK, is a track from Yoon's third studio album released in 2007. Part of the refrain of Yoon's song, "Yell louder, yell louder, yell louder," was inserted in a scene in which Kim drinks and plays billiards with women in lingerie and an American talk-show host who came to interview him, according to the management agency.
The film drew huge attention at home and abroad due to a cyberattack blamed on North Korea and threats against its release. (Yonhap)
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