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Faces & Names: Judge: Shakira’s hit song ripped off Dominican artist

A federal judge has found that a hit 2010 song by Colombian pop star Shakira copied a Dominican songwriter’s work.

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in a ruling in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday said Shakira’s Spanish-language single “Loca” infringed on the work of Ramon Arias Vasquez, who wrote “Loca con su Tiguere” in the late 1990s.

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