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Shakira hit song 'Loca' a copy: judge

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NEW YORK - Colombian pop star Shakira's 2010 hit song "Loca" is an illegal copy of a tune written by a Dominican musician in 1998, a US judge said Wednesday in a copyright trial. 

Colombian singer Shakira performs during a closing ceremony ahead of the Brazil World Cup final at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014

In a 40-page ruling Judge Alvin Hellerstein said the song was a replication of one written by singer and composer Ramon Arias Vasquez, known as Arias.

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