Copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Mariah Carey for 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' song
American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey has been sued by a country music songwriter for her one of the most popular holiday songs of all time 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.
According to Deadline, she along with co-writer Walter Afansieff has been named in a copyright infringement lawsuit by songwriter Andy Stone.
Stone has alleged that his 1989 song 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'
by Vince Vance and the Valiants from has been infringed.
He has filed his papers in the US District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana, reported the outlet.
Though both the songs have the same titles, there is only a hint of Carey's melody or lyrics beyond
the title call-out. Her version of the song was released in 1994 and has become a holiday staple on radio,
streaming, and the NBA's annual slate of games on Christmas Day.
Stone has asked for USD 20 million in damages, claiming that during the 1993 holiday season his song had received extensive airplay.