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Fresh and interesting article posted on BBC News concerning Shakira's song “Loca’’ which contains, according Judge Alvin Hellerstein, segments that were clearly copied from
Dominican artist Ramon Arias Vasquez’s “Loca con su Tiguere” from the
"A hit song performed by
Colombian pop star Shakira was indirectly copied from another
songwriter's work, a federal judge in New York has found. Judge Alvin Hellerstein said Shakira's Spanish-language
version of Loca in 2010 had infringed on a song by Dominican singer
Ramon Arias Vazquez.
Her English language version of Loca - which featured Dizzee Rascal - was "not offered into evidence" at the trial.
Neither version of Loca was released as a single in the UK.
However, the Spanish language version - a collaboration with
Dominican rapper Eduard Edwin Bello Pou, better known as El Cata - was
widely released as a single around the world. It went on to sell more
than five million copies and t…