Sony Can't Shake Copyright Claims Over Shakira's 'Loca'

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 7:44 PM EST) -- Sony Corp. of America couldn’t escape claims that Shakira’s 2010 hit “Loca” ripped off an earlier track, after a New York federal judge ruled Thursday that Mayimba Music Inc. "barely" had enough evidence to suggest it had originated with another songwriter years before.

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said jurors would have to weigh the allegations of the performer who wrote "Loca Con Su Tiguere" in the mid-1990s and assigned the rights to Mayimba, which has alleged the song was copied without permission and turned into...
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