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Taylor Swift Shake It Off Lawsuit Has Been Dropped

Taylor Swift is now not the topic of a copyright lawsuit. On Dec. 12, a lawsuit alleging that Swift had plagiarized the 2001 music “Playas Gon’ Play” by woman group 3LW was dropped, per Selection, ending a years-long dispute.

A trial appeared nearly inevitable when a last-ditch effort to keep away from one was rejected in September, per Rolling Stone. In December 2021, US District Decide Michael W. Fitzgerald denied Swift’s request for a abstract judgment in her favor, and the choose additionally rejected her movement to rethink on Sept. 12, that means Swift must go to trial in January 2023.

“The movement for reconsideration is denied,” Decide Fitzgerald stated throughout a Los Angeles listening to on the time, per Rolling Stone. “I do not suppose it meets the usual for reconsideration, and even when it did, and I used to be approaching it once more on the deserves, I nonetheless suppose there is a real concern of fabric truth partially due to the professional opinion.”

Swift was being sued by songwriters Sean Corridor and Nathan Butler, who wrote “Playas Gon’ Play” for 3LW. In addition they sued Swift again in 2017 for a similar cause, although a choose dismissed the case at the moment. Nevertheless, legal professionals for Corridor and Butler collectively requested an order dismissing the swimsuit fully on Dec. 12, which Decide Fitzgerald granted. It’s unclear why the plaintiffs determined to drop the lawsuit, and reps for Corridor, Butler, and Swift didn’t instantly reply to POPSUGAR’s requests for remark.

Swift has all the time denied plagiarizing any a part of her hit music “Shake It Off,” submitting a movement on Aug. 8 asserting that she had by no means heard of 3LW earlier than the lawsuit. “The lyrics to ‘Shake It Off’ have been written fully by me,” Swift wrote within the declaration, first shared by Billboard. “Till studying about Plaintiffs’ declare in 2017, I had by no means heard the music ‘Playas Gon’ Play’ and had by no means heard of that music or the group 3LW.”

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She went on to elaborate on the inspiration behind her music, writing that “previous to writing ‘Shake It Off,'” she had “heard the phrases ‘gamers gonna play’ and ‘haters gonna hate’ uttered numerous instances to precise the concept that one can or ought to shrug off negativity. I recall listening to phrases about gamers play and haters hate said collectively by different youngsters whereas attending faculty in Wyomissing Hills, and in highschool in Hendersonville,” she added, noting that “I don’t personal and have by no means listened to the albums ‘Now That is What I Name Music! 6’ or ‘Now That is What I Name Name Music! 7.'”

The singer launched her tenth studio album, “Midnights,” in October. She has additionally steadily been rerecording and rereleasing her music over the previous few years, and most just lately, “Dangerous Blood (Taylor’s Model)” appeared in “DC: League of Tremendous-Pets” in “July.” “Dangerous Blood” is a single off “1989,” the identical album that boasts “Shake It Off” — and some followers suppose that “1989 (Taylor’s Model)” is likely to be nearer than ever now that “Shake It Off” is freed from authorized baggage.

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