After experiencing breakthrough success in their home country with the song "Lies" and "Last Farewell", Big Bang expanded their endeavors to Japan, hoping to produce similar results. In 2009, American music publishing company Sony/ATV Music Publishing accused YG Entertainment of plagiarism, and listed four songs recorded by several of YG's artists as having been plagiarized. Big Bang's single "With U" was included as part of the accusation and deemed to have copied from R&B singer Joe's 2004 single "Ride wit U", with Sony stating they would take legal action. YG Entertainment denied all accusations.
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