Belgian songwriter wins plagiarism suit against Madonna

It has just been announced that the Belgian composer Salvatore Acquaviva has won a long-standing fight claiming that Madonna’s 1998 hit "Frozen" from the "Ray of Light" album plagiarised one of his songs. The court in the Belgian town of Mons has ordered that the record company remove all copies of the song within 15 days. It was not announced whether Acquaviva has been awarded damages or not, which could
be very substantial in this case.

Claims of plagiarism are relatively frequent, and not always founded. Not having heard Acquaviva’s track, A-Lyric reserves judgment.

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