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Mariah Carey Faces a Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘All I Want For Christmas’

A new lawsuit targeting Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” claims the hit released in 1994 violates an even older song’s copyright.

In a complaint filed in Louisiana federal court Friday, Vince Vance, whose legal name is Andy Stone, is suing Carey, Sony Music Entertainment and co-writer of the Christmas hit, Walter Afanasieff for copyright infringement. 

The lawsuit obtained by USA TODAY alleges that in 1989 Stone, a member of the pop country group Vince Vance and The Valiants co-wrote a song with the same title. Stone’s “All I Want For Christmas” was released several years before Carey’s hit, but has different lyrics and melodies.

Read the source article at USA TODAY

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