SEOUL (AFP) – top female pop group the Wonder Girls plan legal action against overseas entertainment firms for plagiarism, the group’s agent said Friday. Entertainers in China, Thailand and Cambodia had been “recklessly copying” the Wonder Girls’ songs, dances and even costumes, JYP Entertainment said. “We plan to take action against overseas singers and music groups who have been recklessly copying their songs such as ‘Nobody’ and ‘So Hot’ without permission,” a JYP Entertainment spokeswoman told AFP. Rampant piracy and plagiarism in the region had inflicted financial damage on foreign companies which had bought rights to use the songs, she said. “We will consult with Sony ATV, our overseas copyright manager, on concrete measures including lawsuits,” she said. Korean pop singers often fall victim to plagiarism in the region amid the surging popularity in recent years of Korean pop culture, a phenomenon known as the Korean Wave.
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