Singer Taylor Swift faces a proceeding from a songwriter who claims to have copied the lyrics for the 2014 hit single “Shake It Off.”
On Friday, a California judge rejected a bid by a Grammy award-winning performer to dismiss a lawsuit by R & B girl group 3LW for receiving wording from the 2014 song Play as Gon’Play.
District Judge Michael Fitzgerald said there was “sufficient objective similarity” between the two songs that the case should be brought to jury.
At Shake It Off, Quick Sing: “Players play, play, play, play, play, and dislike people dislike, dislike, dislike, dislike, dislike”
Play as Gon’Play, written by Shawn Hall and Nathan Butler, contained the phrase “Players, they’re going to play, they hate, they’re going to hate.”
Hall and Butler said the combination of players and haters is unique to their use in their songs.
They are seeking unspecified damages.
A Swift spokeswoman did not comment on Reuters on Friday.
In 2017, her representative called the piracy songwriter’s allegations “ridiculous” and “no more than grabbing money.”
Their proceeding was dismissed in 2018, but the pair appealed and the proceeding was revived.
Taylor Swift is facing a proceeding alleging that he copied the lyrics of the hit single “Shake It Off”.Ent & Arts News
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