Andy Stone and Troy Powers, the song’s writersAll I want for Christmas is youwhich became a Christmas classic, has been sued again Mariah Carey, the famous singer and songwriter, was sued for copyright infringement. This new lawsuit, which is essentially a new attempt, seeks at least $20 million from the award-winning singer, according to… Explosion.
Since its release on the 1994 Merry Christmas album, Carey’s version of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has become a festive classic and one of the most commercially successful Christmas songs of modern times.
The advent of streaming has ensured music’s exceptional longevity on the music charts. Over the past five years, the song has consistently returned to the UK Top 5 during the Christmas season, reaching number one in December 2020. A similar pattern has been seen in the US, where the song has returned to the Billboard Hot Top chart. 10,100 every year since 2017.
With such a large number of accomplishments, it is not surprising that many people are suing the famous singer in search of financial gain. In the latest case, Stone and Powers resurfaced their claims of infringement, highlighting in legal documents that: “The melody, the lyrics, the feel, when you combine those three elements and base your derivative version on something more similar than something different, those are fundamental similarities that After careful examination, the truth about the perpetrators’ claim will be revealed.”
Moreover, the documents state, “Carey, without authorization, appropriated this work with its amazing original story, as if it were her own. Her assumption knows no bounds, and even her authorized co-author does not believe the story she created. This is merely a case of infringement.” To implement.
Stone and his co-author, Powers, are seeking a temporary injunction to prevent or restrict infringement and misappropriation of their copyrights and exclusive interests.
The pair are also demanding the confiscation of all copies of the allegedly infringing work, a final injunction to prevent or restrict future alleged infringements, and US$20 million in damages.
In the initial lawsuit, Stone alleged that Carey and his song-writing partner, Walter Afanasieff, “knowingly, intentionally and intentionally” infringed the copyright on his 1989 song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which he had acquired. Recorded under the musical name Vince Vance and the Valiants.
The rocker, whose real name is Andrew John Vranicevic Jr., also claimed that his version received a “widespread release” during the 1993 Christmas season and began appearing on the Billboard music charts. He stated that his attempts to negotiate and settle with the “obsessed” hitmaker and her accusers in April 2021 failed.
In court documents, Stone, whose exact age has not been given, is described as a self-employed artist who makes a living by selling, performing and licensing his copyrighted music.
A revised complaint filed a few weeks later said the lyrics of both songs show “significant similarities” and “tell the same story, embodying the same story from beginning to end, of an individual who desires his or her partner more than material possessions or seasonal comforts.” “.
The musician later requested that his lawsuit against the pop star be dismissed, as stated in documents obtained by People magazine. The action came five months after Stone charged Carey and her co-writers with “copyright infringement and unjust enrichment” in connection with the song “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
He asked that the case be dismissed without prejudice, meaning it could be reopened at a later date, according to the documents. Meanwhile, in 2021, a pub imposed a ban on playing the song on a jukebox before December, allowing it to be played only once each night during the Christmas month.
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