Big Bang's Taeyang caught in plagiarism dispute
Competing allegations of plagiarism have arisen between Taeyang of Big Bang and American artist Derrick Bullock. Taeyang's company, YG Entertainment, is preparing to take legal action against Bullock, but he denies the accusations and claims that Taeyang is the one guilty of plagiarism.
The dispute is over the piano accompaniment in Taeyang's "Eyes, Nose, Lips" and Bullock's "Change Me." While Bullock released his song to iTunes two months after Taeyang's "Eyes, Nose, Lips," he contends it was written years before. On the YouTube video of his song (which has since been taken down), Bullock said, "It DOES NOT belong to a Korean band — it was stolen from me and used in music in Korea 4 years ago. Before you start telling Derrick he stole this music, get your facts straight. Video and paper documentation are available for proof that all rights belong to Derrick Bullock."
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You can hear Taeyang's song below and hear Bullock's version here. Do you think the plagiarism allegations have merit?