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Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Copyright Lawsuit Is Revived

A 2017 lawsuit against Taylor Swift and her hit song “Shake It Off” has been reopened by a federal appeals court.

Sean Hall and Nathan Butler brought about the lawsuit because of the line, “players, they’re gonna play, and haters, they gonna hate,” which was used in the 2001 song written for 3LW.

Hall and Butler claim Taylor’s lyrics, “the players gonna play, play, play, play, play, and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate,” were under the protection of copyright.

A judge ruled that the lyrics are “too brief, unoriginal, and uncreative to warrant protection under the Copyright Act.”

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