Vocaloid Plagiarist Band KAT-TUN Admits Crime


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.

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    Comment by Offline
    06:55 20/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Kattun here, Kattun there...
    They are puppets of the industry and have shit saying in the matter...It's not Kattun being at fault but the management, label and studio behind them...

    They are an IDOL group...Whatever they do it's the idea of the ppl in the background...They are nothing more than a mere Vocaloid...Someone writes the lyrics, someone makes the melody and they just sing and perform it...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:29 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Could you remove sing ..?

    I am ready to bet that even their concert they do not sing all the songs but use playback

    It is well known that those kind of band concert last for 3 or 4 hours with lot of crazy stuff

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:04 21/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kat-tun doesn't lip sing , dammit :(

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    06:03 20/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    and they say Vocaloid is not real music? oh the irony

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    Comment by Yourtime
    06:14 20/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    whut is kat-tun .. reminds me to CARTOON XD..

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:42 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    KAT-TUN is a popular Japanese idol group, lol. Their group name is actually an acronym of all their names
    They did have a variety show called Cartoon KAT-TUN, though XD

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    Comment by King Tiger
    06:09 20/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    who the fuck is KAT-TUN?

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    Comment by Megidola
    06:33 20/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    KAT-TUN: "and we'd have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling otaku!"

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    Comment by AzureHakua
    09:51 20/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I literally LOL'd for 10 minutes.

    Best comment all day.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    22:29 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "..what is the otaku version of scooby doo?"

    You mean in moe version? Eri from Milky Holmes with dog ears and tail I guess..

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    17:12 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice one Megi, oh and I've been meaning to ask your name's Inspired from the almighty attack from the Shin Megami Tensei series right?

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    Comment by Megidola
    01:21 21/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @demonhaseo Yes, that's where it originates from.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:27 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same here. Gawd, that's a classic!

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    Comment by alidan
    12:18 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    heres an interesting question... what is the otaku version of scooby doo? i mean the dog, not the whole cast... thought that would be funny too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:35 20/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.9)

    some guys mods a toy a and go to jail for it, but these asshole steal a song and nothing happens to them. fucking japan

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    Comment by Gitami
    15:51 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's called due diligence, or incompetency in other industries. As pointed out, they sing only what their producer gives them however as the band are entirely owned by their producers they are relatedly at fault.

    Kat-tun itself as a band is at fault, the individual singers aren't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They tried to make money out of it. (selling it for 270.000 yen) Its stupid cause if they are at fault... what about all those doujins?
    I fear Japan is gone nuts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, they made money out of it, but who said they KNEW it was copyrighted? How can someone be at fault if they don't even realize the mistake of someone else entirely?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe something happened to the producer and the composer, the band is not at fault when all they do is sing what they're given..

    Comment by Tenno Seremel
    08:30 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's a tuna for your cat.

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    09:18 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I sure haven't ever heard of them until this set of articles came up...

    Well, the situation's been resolved so I can go back to not paying whatever a KAT-TUN is any attention what so ever...

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    09:25 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't even know about this band until this set of articles came up...

    Now I can go back to not even caring what the hell a "KAT-TUN" is what so ever...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:13 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    >There's nothing wrong with AVTechno saying KAT-TUN weren't at fault then, is it?

    nothing wrong whatsoever. it wasn't KAT-TUN's fault because the group itself didn't compose the infringing part, someone else (some guy named Hans Johnson) did. AVTechno recognized that. other people have yet to recognize that though...

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    Comment by Gitami
    16:04 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You contracted a worker to write a piece for you and you stick it into your book. It turns out a chunk of that is copied from some other book.

    Granted there are still billions of book out there and you can't check them all. You can claim it's contracted out and you checked for plagiarism to the best of your ability yet you'd still have to pay under the law. You're still guilty of copyright infringement.

    Avtechno and Kat-tun guilty of copyright infringement wouldn't change, they'd just be unintentionally/unknowningly infringing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:22 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Question: Are Japanese Police going to do something about them? Or letting them go? Because those cops just arrest the others who "supposedly" infringe the copyright.


    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    the police probably won't do anything, since the situation resolved itself.

    anyway, the guy who produced the song/"composed" the part that infringed on DYE isn't even from Japan... doubt the Japanese police could go after him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:54 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's nothing wrong with AVTechno saying KAT-TUN weren't at fault then, is it?

    Comment by Anonymous

    good point.

    but in this case the group doesn't really get to choose. they were just given the song and told to sing it. I do agree that it would be unknowing infringement, but here's the problem: do you blame the people that were simply told to sing the song, or the person who actually plagiarized (the composer)?

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    09:20 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now I can go back to not caring about what ever a KAT-TUN is what so ever...

    Besides, I never heard of the band until this set of articles came up...meh...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    KAT-TUN Goukakyou no Jutsu... Grand Fireball Technique... lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 20/01/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.9)

    Your mom's vagina.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:53 20/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Butthurt fangirl alert.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Okay for one, who said they are trying to imitate any sort of music style? Only the makers of the music are the judge of that.
    Two, they aren't in the entertainment industry for competing against people, let alone people they probably haven't even heard of. Opinions are opinions, and obviously you like your music so just leave it at that. KAT-TUN sing for their fans who love and support them, and is that not respectable to you?
    THREE. Do NOT throw the words "emo" or "punk" around ignorantly. They are most definitely NOT either one of those.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:47 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Moreover, how does one supposedly interested in Japan not know about KAT-TUN? Idiot.

    Comment by flood
    21:40 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh? They admitted it? That's probly the only thing "good" they've ever done.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:13 31/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd like to see all of you bashers and haters sing better than them!

    You think you are better than them? What the f***?

    If you don't know anything about the group then why don't you just shut up and keep your opinions to yourselves? Don't be stupid.

    Gay? Where did you find out? I want to see evidence that they are gay. Can't find a solution to your stupid comment? Why don't you ask them personally if they're gay?

    God. You guys are just so pathetic...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:47 21/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, I'm not a fan of KAT-TUN at all. I just can't stand all this hate when it's not THEM who deserve it.

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    Comment by Kwonnie
    11:29 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well KAT-TUN DOESN'T right their own music. Royalties or not, they really aren't at fault...

    Comment by Anonymous

    why do people not listen, Kat-tun is a homo version of american boy band trash. these emo punks don't stand shit against JAM project. now that's music, not faggotty noises like what those copy cats make

    Comment by Anonymous

    KAT-TUN = Five Homo Gays

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 20/01/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    that's cat-poon

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:03 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you sure they are boys? dont look like boys to me..

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    Comment by The Kiss

    Irony? More like... oxymoron.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 20/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I hope those girls have learned a valuable lesson in how stealing other peoples work is wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:45 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    KAT-TUN is a Boy band... lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:21 20/01/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Some people don't spend enough time with real girls to know the difference between a girly-man and a girl.

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    Comment by T.O.M. Morrow
    06:16 20/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    "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."

    You might say that the KAT got his TUN (tongue). No? Eh, didn't like the joke either, but I'm bored, so :P

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    Comment by Jozle
    07:00 20/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Don't mess with AvTechno! you fools!! One of the best producers I have ever seen do vocaloid songs.

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    Comment by BBB
    06:40 20/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Stop bitting other peoples stuff. Cause when you get caught. You end up looking stupid.

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    Comment by Achiuakuna
    06:24 20/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.3)

    When will I ever see a picture of a male Japanese musician without faggy hair?

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    Comment by HouseLife
    06:28 20/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Forget about them. Every teenager in this country looks like Justin god damn Beiber now, and the haircut sucks. It not only sucks, they're constantly doing that stupid head swish to get it out of their eyes. Their peripheral vision's gone too. I saw one moron with that haircut walk into a pillar in a mall... or maybe he was just a moron. Either way it doesn't make a good argument for that stupid haircut.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does having an afro count as faggy hair?

    Comment by Anonymous

    sad but true guys with 'good' looking hair do usual get more girls though.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    15:44 20/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If that's good looking hair, then that says more about the intelligence of teenage girls than anything about guys' fashion sense. The hair constantly looks like bed-head and is disproportioning their head to their bodies half the time. At least Beiber has a woman stylist doing his damn hair each time so it looks like half a decent sculpture.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    00:28 21/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still better than K-Mushroom hair...

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