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Belgium lifts ban on Madonna’s hit ‘Frozen’

08:05 06/02/2014

For the first time in over eight years, one of Madonna’s hit singles can be played and bought in Belgium. The 1998 single ‘Frozen’ was banned from Belgium’s airways and store shelves in November of 2005 when the artist lost a copyright infringement case. 

Belgian songwriter Salvatore Acquaviva won the lawsuit to ban the song after he claimed that the it plagarised the introduction to his own 1979 track ‘Ma Vie Fout L’camp.’ The successful legal action had blocked the megastar’s song from being heard or seen ever since, until now.

A recent claim by Italian composer Edouard Scotto Di Suoccio saying that both the tracks of Madonna and Acquaviva actually originated from his own song ‘Bloodnight,’ sent all the tracks back to Paris for comparison. Tests have now revealed that no sufficient plagiarism did take place, allowing ‘Frozen’ to once again be heard in Belgium. 

Written by Andrew King