Taylor Swift is arguably one of the most popular musicians in the music industry currently. Due to how famous she is, not everything about T Swift’s life is all that great. A judge recently ruled that Swift must face trial in “Shake It Off” lawsuit.
According to Rolling Stone, Taylor Swift has failed in her last-ditch effort to avoid a trial in the copyright action brought against her by the creators of 3LW’s “Playas Gon’ Play.” Swift’s motion for a summary judgment in her favor was initially denied by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald in December, prompting Swift to submit a motion to reconsider.
Sean Hall and Nathan Butler have charged the singer with stealing the chorus from the 2001 song in her hit “Shake It Off.” Judge Fitzgerald has already rejected that motion. The case is scheduled to go to trial on January 17, 2023.
I still think there’s a genuine issue of material fact in part because of the expert opinion.
The lyrics in question were “too brief, unoriginal, and uncreative to warrant protection under the Copyright Act,” according to Judge Fitzgerald, who initially dismissed Hall and Butler’s “Shake It Off” lawsuit in 2018. An appeals court remanded the case to Fitzgerald in 2021, deciding that the lyrics’ originality should be decided by a jury rather than a judge. Stay tuned to Thirsty for the latest updates.
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