Spanish court clears Shakira of plagiarism over La Bicicleta

Spanish court clears Shakira of plagiarism over La Bicicleta

A Spanish court has cleared the Colombian superstars Shakira and Carlos Vives of accusations that they plagiarised part of their Grammy award-winning hit La Bicicleta. Livan Rafael Castellanos, a Cuban singer known as Livam, had alleged that the tune copied parts of the melody and lyrics from his own song called Yo te quiero tanto (I love you so much). "There is no plagiarism whatsoever as claimed by the plaintiff in this lawsuit", the commercial court said in its ruling on Thursday.

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