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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 22, 2018
Taylor Swift is victorious in court again, after a California judge dismissed a copyright lawsuit over the lyrics to her song “Shake It Off,” The Washington Post reports. The suit claimed Swift stole lyrics from the 2001 song “Playas Gon’ Play” by 3LW, which featured the lyrics “players gonna play” and “haters gonna hate.” U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald ruled that those lines alone to not qualify as creative and original enough to warrant copyright protection.