Shakira's hit song ripped off Dominican artist: N.Y. judge
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 00:36
A judge rules that a song by singer Shakira was copied from another songwriter's work. Bob Mezan reports.
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A problem for Shakira - a U.S. federal judge has ruled that a 2010 song by the Colombian pop star was copied from a Dominican songwriter's work. The ruling says that Shakira's Spanish-language single "Loca" infringed on the work of Ramon Arias Vasquez, who wrote a similar song in the late 1990s.
However, the judge dismissed claims that Shakira's English version of the track infringed, citing a lack of evidence.
The next phase of the case will be to determine damages and a possible permanent injunction against Shakira's label, Sony.
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