Taylor Swift to face trial over lyrics

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Taylor Swift will face a trial over copyright claims on her single Shake It Off.

Words from Swift’s Shake It Off songs are exactly the same is a song from American girl band 3LW. Both of the songs include the phrases “players gonna play” and “haters gonna hate.”

The writers of Playas Gon’ Play believe that Taylor Swift has copied the lyrics from them without permission.

A judge has ruled that the singer will now have to face a jury trial to decide whether Taylor’s use of the phrases breaks copyright laws.

The case has previously been rejected by the courts. At that time the judge said that the lyrics were “too brief, unoriginal, and uncreative to warrant protection under” copyright laws.

He highlighted that 13 others songs that had been released before Shake It Off that featured similar phrases, including Dreams by Fleetwood Mac – a song popular on TikTok!

A date for the trial has yet to be announced.

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