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Spanish court clears Shakira, Vives of plagiarism

Spanish court clears Shakira, Vives of plagiarism Photo: AP.

May 16, 2019 10:23 AM

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has cleared Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives of a plagiarism claim after rejecting a lawsuit brought against them by a Cuban-born singer and producer.

The court in Madrid issued its ruling in favor of Shakira and Vives on Thursday.

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Livan Rafael Castellanos had accused Shakira and Vives of plagiarizing his 1997 song "Yo te quiero tanto" in their award-winning hit "La Bicicleta."

"La Bicicleta" won two of the three biggest Grammy Latino awards for 2016, including song and record of the year.

The ruling can be appealed.

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