‘Copyright transfer fraud’ singer Cho Duk-bae fined for appeal

Singer Cho Deok-bae (62), who was handed over to trial for taking money by tricking him to transfer neighboring rights, was sentenced to a fine at an appeal. Cho, who debuted as a singer in 1985, is a singer-songwriter who released’In Dreams’ and’If You Come in My Heart’.

According to the court on the 15th, Section 4-1 of the Seoul Central District Court (Judge Yang-seop Kim) was sentenced to a fine of 12 million won, unlike the first trial, which sentenced him to six months in prison in the appeal trial of Cho, who was charged with fraud.

In August-September 2015, Mr. Cho said, “If you give 100 million won to music company CEO A, I will transfer the right to copyright and claim distribution of 123 music sources, including’Dream’.” Was handed over to. At the time, Mr. Jo told Mr. A, “While I was in custody, my wife changed the name by forging the contract for the transfer of neighboring rights without permission. If you file a criminal complaint against your wife, you can surely find the right to the copyright.”

However, in September 2014, Mr. Cho had already signed a contract by entrusting all of the business processing authority to transfer copyright and neighboring rights to his wife to the law firm. Other law firms have notarized the copyright transfer agreement. Contrary to Mr. Cho’s words, in reality, he did not have the ability to transfer neighboring rights.

The first trial sentenced him to six months in prison and imprisoned in court, saying, “The amount of money that Mr. Cho collected reached 100 million won, so the damage could not be said to be light. Considering the fact that he did not agree with Mr. A, severe punishment is inevitable. In response, Mr. Cho appealed, and on December 23, last year, bail was cited during the appeal process and was tried without custody.

The appeals court said, “Not only did Mr. Cho deeply repent of his wrongdoing about the crime, but also agreed with Mr. A smoothly.” Stated the reason.

Reporter Changsoo Lee [email protected]

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