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Disney sued for ripping off 'Let It Go'

25 November 2017

Jaime Ciero claims in a new lawsuit "Let It Go" was obviously inspired by his song, "Volar.' Ciero recorded the song in 2008 and it was played globally".

"Signed by Scott Alan Burroughs, the lawyer for Ciero, the suit says: "'Volar" and "Let it Go' bear similarities so striking as to preclude the possibility that the latter song was independently created. Gotta say. even though "Volar" is recorded in Spanish, there are similarities.

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"Ciero's lawyers demand a jury trial, where they hope to win a variety of penalties, including "enhanced damages" up to $150,000".

In a lawsuit filed this week, Chilean songwriter Ciero argues that the popular Frozen song sounds substantively similar to his own song, in terms of "note combinations, structures, hooks, melodies, lyrics, themes, production and textures". It was performed by actress Idina Menzel for the movie itself, and by pop star Demi Lovato for the single version.

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If Ciero wins, the judgment could be very big.

Everybody remembers the iconic song Let It Go, from Disney's hit movie Frozen... but what if it turns out that Disney ripped the song off from an worldwide artist who originally recorded a VERY similar version in Spanish years before??

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He's reportedly chasing profits from both the movie and its music, and given that Frozen is now listed as the world's ninth-highest-grossing film of all time (according to Business Insider), that's gotta amount to a lot of frosting.

Disney sued for ripping off 'Let It Go'