The record label Core Contents media announced Monday that they are filing a lawsuit against the former lead singer of the South Korean rock band Boohwal, Lee Seung Cheol, for releasing music from two soundtracks on his own album without paying a songwriter's royalty.
"Lee Seung Cheol [also spelled Lee Seung Chul] and his agency Back Entertainment used songs from the soundtracks for the television drama 'East of Eden and [the film] 'More Than Blue,' which were produced by Core Contents Media, and included them on his own album for sales," read a statement from the label on Monday, according to eNEWS.
"The two songs were included in Lee Seung Chul's tenth repackaged album without permission. We will sue him for ignoring the order of the distribution in the music industry."
The Core Contents rep says the executives are hoping this case will set a precedent for copyright law.
"We hope that this case will lead to higher protection of copyrights over music material as well as an opportunity for distribution order to be set in its right spot," the record label statement read.
Lee Seung Cheol and Back Entertainment could not immediately be reached for comment.
Lee has managed a successful solo career after leaving Boohwal in 1989, three years after the band was formed.
Back in 2005, his seventh album "The Livelong Day" won the Korean Music Award for best male singer.
Lee can currently be seen as a judge on the reality singing competition Superstar K.
But he will perhaps always be best known as the man who wrote the song "Girls' Generation" which both inspired the name of one of K-pop's most famous girl groups but was also covered by them.