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Sony pirates when it suits

by on29 December 2014

Interview even a bigger disaster

Sony executives are probably really regretting the Interview flick which is proving to be an absolute disaster.

Not only was it the cause of a huge hack which exposed the underbelly of Sony’s dirty deeds, it also proved to be about as funny as an Apple fanboy trying to tell a joke.

Now it seems that the film has shown that when it comes to piracy, Sony does not believe that the piracy rules it so eagerly enforces on others apply to it.

A singer is claiming that after failing to reach terms with Sony, the company put her music in the movie anyway. After receiving not a penny from the movie giant, Yoon Mi Rae is now set to sue.

Yoon Mi-rae is a US-born hip hop and R&B singer who currently releases music on the Feel Ghood Music label. In January 2013 as part of MFBTY (My Fans Better Than Yours), the 33-year-old hit the number 1 spot in the Korean Music Charts and in September reached the same heights on Billboard’s Kpop Hot 100 list with her song ‘Touch Love’.

Yoon Mi-rae was in negotiations with Sony to have her track ‘Pay Day’ appear in The Interview. Even though no agreement was reached, Sony used the music anyway.

Ther track had been used without permission, legal procedure, or contracts.

“We will be taking legal action against Sony Pictures as well as DFSB, the agency that had been carrying out the discussion regarding the use of the track,” the label says.


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