[ARTICLE] 130120 JYJ Wins the Case: Regaining Freedom from Avex and SM’s Vicious Connection

SM and Avex, all efforts to paralyze JYJ have ended in vain. The textbook example of the tyranny of vicious entertainment firms, SM and Avex must not continue their predatory behavior according to the judgment.


SM and Avex have behaved as a powerhouse based on their capital power, which was clearly exposed during the lawsuit with JYJ. Like gangsters, they have controlled the mass media, enfettered their entertainers, and, if those entertainers don’t act as they demand, they then try to sink those entertainers down deeply. All these things are now known to most. Their malicious and mean behavior, frankly, speaks volumes about greedy large entertainment firms.


JYJ Thwarts Cruel Attacks from SM and Avex

Pointing out SM’s problems and getting out from it, JYJ have been through hard times. It was out of great courage to point out the long-term contract, or so-called, Slavery Contract. This historic action by top group, TVXQ, served as an opportunity for the Korean entertainment industry to correct its absurdity and irrationality. In this sense, JYJ deserves praises.

Against SM, who made a contract that gave thoroughly disproportionately high advantages to the firm, JYJ has challenged to lead the contract into a more rational way for more than 3 years. And JYJ has been driven into a situation in which the group is unable to appear on TV. They [SM] were not only putting restrictions on TV activities but also criticizing and maliciously disturbing JYJ. Their behaviors were dirty and shocking.

If it had not been for JYJ and their fans power, it would have been rarely possible to gain a winning from large firms like SM. Myriads of fans have been firmly supporting JYJ. Thus, JYJ has gained courage from their fans support and has astoundingly paved their own way without bending their knees.

Performing excellently in dramas and musicals, JYJ has enlarged their potential not only through domestic, but through overseas tours. JYJ’s hardship paradoxically served as a chance to pioneer a new market. JYJ’s struggle eventually made SM succumb. The mighty firm has even acted as if it was above the law. Mobilizing interest groups in favor of the firms, pressing the broadcast companies, and exausting every means to drive out JYJ, the cruel firms came to not be able to stand any longer.

JYJ even gave up profits from its activities in Japan and continued the lawsuit, and the lawsuit ended in total favor of JYJ. Until the very last moment, the firm showed their greed for money, raising criticism from the public. JYJ utterly gained victory through consent by giving up money with ridicule on the firm who can’t give up its greed for enormous profits from Japan.


SM’s Japanese partner, Avex has no difference from SM. JYJ found it hard to appear on TV or perform a concert due to pressure from the two powerhouses in Korea and Japan, but now the group’s victory in Japan’s court will lift restrictions.

“We received short news of winning the case at 2 PM from our Japanese attorney. We’re waiting for more details about the judgment.”

After prolonged litigation, the result was JYJ’s victory in Japan. It is surprising that the group won the case in a foreign country since it was really difficult even in its own country. For the Japanese, it is more worthy because the court ruled that the foreigners, JYJ, were treated unfairly.

On January 19, the Tokyo District Court ordered Avex not to claim exclusive management rights for JYJ in Japan. In addition, the court ruled that Avex should pay reparations of 660 million yen (7.8 billion won) to C-JeS Entertainment and 1 million yen(11 million won) to chief of C-JeS.

As we can learn from the reparations worth a whopping 7.8 billion won, Avex in connection with SM has gone to all lengths to kill JYJ but ended up in a shameful situation. The naked truth of evil deeds by the entertainment firm, with considerable influence in Japan, was revealed in the court.

“There were 4 cases in process between Avex and C-JeS Entertainment over Avex’ artists Junsu/Jejung/Yuchun (JYJ). Today, on January 18 in 2013, the Tokyo District Court ruled on the 4 cases. Avex is protesting against the ruling and appealing against it. “

Avex made a decision to immediately appeal against the Japanese court’s ruling. Furthermore, Avex still insists that the members of JYJ belong to them. Once evilly trampling on JYJ in order to disturb JYJ’s activity, Avex, now stuck in the mire, is shamefully insisting that JYJ belongs to them.

In Korea, SM had maliciously prolonged the lawsuit in order to avoid paying settlement money and Avex is showing the same dirty step. Avex must pay reparations worth 7.8 billion won. So, to therefore not pay the reparations, Avex is highly likely to try and prolong the lawsuit as SM did.


JYJ is now set free both in Korea and Japan. There’s no reason to endure tyranny of large entertainment firms. True, there remain possibilities that invisible hands will exert their influence to oppress the group. Yet, JYJ is now legally free and has more various ways to reach their fans.

JYJ has met its fans in a variety of ways such as solo albums, and, now the time has come to begin their activities in the name of JYJ for numerous fans waiting for JYJ in Korea and Japan. In the age of oppression, JYJ risked everything to correct absurd practices and finally won – this is very meaningful since JYJ’s victory will prevent further similar errors in the future. Gaining the triumph from a difficult fight, now it is time for JYJ to be rejoicing.


Source: Dshower’s Hot Issue

Translated by Chocolat

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