Taylor Swift has 'Shake It Off' copyright lawsuit dismissed


"The allegedly infringed lyrics are short phrases that lack the modicum of originalist and creativity required for copyright protection", Fitzgerald wrote. In "Shake it Off", Swift declared "players gonna play, play, play, play, play / and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate".

In November 2017, WIPR reported that a Chilean singer had sued Disney and singers Demi Lovato and Idina Menzel, alleging that the song "Let it Go" from the movie "Frozen" infringed his song "Volar". "In all, "Playas Gon" Play' prominently features a sequence of four peoples (playas, haters, callers, and ballers) who engage in four activities (playing, hating, calling, and balling)".

Attorneys for Swift asked U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald in January to dismiss the case.

'The concept of actors acting in accordance with their essential nature is not at all creative - it is banal. In short, combining two truisms about playas and haters, both wellworn notions as of 2001, is simply not enough.

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Hall and Butler were given until February 26 to modify their complaints.

Hall is a songwriter and producer for artists such as Justin Bieber and Maroon 5, and Butler has worked with artists such as Backstreet Boys and Luther Vandross. "[Judge Fitzgerald] can not make himself an expert in the music industry, he told CNBC".

Tay Tay's people were adamant from the beginning that "This is a ridiculous claim and nothing more than a money grab", and it looks like they were right. The law is simple and clear. "They do not have a case", they wrote.

She is now prepping her Reputation Stadium Tour in support of her new album, that kicks off on May 8 in Glendale, Arizona, and wraps November 9 in Auckland, New Zealand after 51 dates.