Taylor Swift has 'Shake It Off' copyright lawsuit dismissed

Taylor Swift has 'Shake It Off' copyright lawsuit dismissed

"The concept of actors acting in accordance with their essential nature is not at all creative; it is banal", he wrote.

The judge also criticized the plaintiffs "clunky" legal arguments, before approving Taylor's motion to dismiss the case. Meanwhile, in "Playas Gon' Play", the 3LW sings "Playas, they gonna play / And haters, they gonna hate".

So Fitzgerald's analysis centers on whether there is substantial similarity between protectable lyrics.

But a federal judge, in a 16-page decision that reflected on the meaning of the 2 phrases, said that the lyrics "are not sufficiently creative to warrant protection".

The judge left the door open for Hall and Butler to file a revised lawsuit.

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. "While the Court is extremely skeptical that Plaintiffs will-in a manner consistent with Rule 11-be able to rehabilitate their copyright infringement claim in an amended complaint, out of an abundance of forbearance it will give Plaintiffs a single opportunity to try".

Gerard Fox, one of the songwriters who brought the case against Swift, has not taken the ruling well. 'I'm sorry.it's actually embarrassing'. Swift's spokesperson told The Wrap, "This is a ridiculous claim and nothing more than a money grab". The law is simple and clear.

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.

Taylor Swift performs "Out of the Woods" at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 15, 2016.



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