The boy-band which brazenly plagiarised a Vocaloid tune only to be outed by angry fans and a distraught creator has finally admitted its shameful conduct and made amends with its victim.
The songs in question can be inspected here.
The creator victimised by Johnny’s boy-band KAT-TUN, AVTechNO!, writes that a settlement was reached with the plagiarists:
Regarding the “DYE” incident, the producers of “NEVER x OVER” have admitted the influence of “DYE” on their song, and have taken appropriate action to settle the matter.
My sincere apologies for worrying any KAT-TUN fans with my words. KAT-TUN were not at fault – I wish them the best in future.
His vagueness and apologetic tone can probably be taken as an indication that he received cash or royalties in return for keeping his mouth shut so as to allow KAT-TUN to escape with their image and sales intact.