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Taylor Swift "Shake It Off" Lawsuit DISMISSED By Judge

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More Celebrity News ►► http://bit.ly/SubClevverNews Players Gon’ play and Haters Gonna Hate. Last fall songwriters Nathan Butler and Sean Hall sued Taylor Swift claiming that Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off” borrowed from a song they wrote for 3LW called Playas Gon’ Play. We all know In Taylors song she says the Players gonna play play play play and haters gonna hate hate hate hate. This is the 3LW line for reference: Well Judge Michael W Fitzgerald dismissed the lawsuit yesterday ruling that combining the phrases “Playas gonna play” and “haters gonna hate” does NOT entail sufficient originality to warrant copyright protection. He said QUOTE: By 2001, American popular culture was heavily steeped in the concepts of players, haters, and player haters. The concept of actors acting in accordance with their essential nature is not at all creative; it is banal”. He went on to say "In sum, the lyrics at issue... are too brief, unoriginal, and uncreative to warrant protection under the Copyright Act,". BUT he did offer Nathan & Sean one last chance to amend their argument before the case is closed. Nathan and Sean’s lawyer Gerard Fox said that due doesn’t plan on amending their argument but they are going to appeal it. He thinks the judge should of found a music expert to rule on the originality of lyrics instead of interpreting the lyrics himself. He said QUOTE "He cannot make himself an expert in the music industry I'm sorry It’s actually embarrassing." The shade tho! I want to kick it over to you guys now though, what are your thoughts on the Judge dismissing this copyright case? And do you think he should of called in a music expert before making this ruling? And do you agree with their decision? Let me know all your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below and as always don’t forget to subscribe. And then when you’re done with that, click right over here to see why Kylie Jenner was mommy shamed! Thanks so much for watching Clevver News, I’m your host Naz Perez, find me on Instagram @nazperez, and I’ll see you guys next time! For More Clevver Visit: There are 2 types of people: those who follow us on Facebook and those who are missing out http://facebook.com/clevver Keep up with us on Instagram: http://instagr.am/Clevver Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ClevverTV Website: http://www.clevver.com Add us to your circles on Google+: http://google.com/+ClevverNews Tweet Me: http://www.twitter.com/NazPerez
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phoebewry (14 hours ago)
Musics are just not becoming what musics are supposed to be nowdays.......
lane aloha (17 hours ago)
Everyone wants a piece of that Taylor pie
Justin Nguyen (1 day ago)
But remember when she tried to trademark "This sick beat"?
lola buns (1 day ago)
Seems like an attempt to grab that cash
eliott A (1 day ago)
You don’t need a music expert to tell that Taylor song and the other song have nothing in common, players and haters is a common phrase to use.
SupernaturalChickxx (2 days ago)
Everything has been used, phase has been redone in other songs. You can't even use one sentence without it already being used, so why sue for it. They just want money. Gold digging bitches. Plus, it's kinda different on how they say it.
Kaila Nassir (2 days ago)
Dude Taylor's been thru enough
Rebecca Lamping (2 days ago)
Taylor Swift is the best leave her alone😘
Suteera Pongtepupathum (2 days ago)
🙌 they are totally different songs.
Sara S. (2 days ago)
Those lawsuits are so dumb, those are literally very common phrases.
امل الشعوب (2 days ago)
I liked music and I hope to participate in my new channel
Sophia Loren (2 days ago)
come on you guys are stupid how many songs are similar nowadays and how many artist are getting blamed for copying others and if that doesnt have creativity then people shouldnt have listen to it and that song came out 2014 its 2018 youre still criticising taylor... you guys are tough you never give up on hating others just to get clickss
Rohit Ojha (2 days ago)
I swear I don't love the drama it loves me😂😂😂😂😂
Sam Holmes (2 days ago)
WTF i mean seriously 😑 like if this is considered copyright then hardly any songs would be original
fabimania02 XDXD (2 days ago)
You can’t blame one of the best songwriter of copying...
Melissa K (2 days ago)
Completely different... if there was more to it, sure, they'd have a case.
Rimo Joy (2 days ago)
Totally agree with this
Rimo Joy (2 days ago)
Judge is awesome...
bulin käse (2 days ago)
*Haters gonna Hate*
XxqxueenElliexX msp (2 days ago)
"I don't love your drama it loves me" "another day another drama,drama" -taylor
Youssef Shaqroon (2 days ago)
Taylor Swift herself couldn't "Shake It Off" Just Saying.
Ineedmemory card (2 days ago)
guys stop the shit hating Taylor but whatever you do it doesnt affects her life like all the hates makes her more famous im sorry but maybe people involves Taylor just... yah you know Taylor is a queen and thats it
Martyna M (2 days ago)
Queen Taylor 🙌🙌🙌🙌
andrew carson (2 days ago)
Taylor Swift music is WAYYYYY better than K-pop garbage LMAO watch K-pop bitches attack me it be hilarious 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
andrew carson (2 days ago)
Cause that song is garbage compared to shake it off doesn't even sound like shake it off bitches just want money
19katherine1213 (2 days ago)
but isn't tay the one who tried to trademark the word reputation?
Priyanshi Bansal (2 days ago)
Saw Taylor so i clicked !! 😏😏
Clay Brice (2 days ago)
This lawsuit just needs to be thrown out.
jenny crystal (2 days ago)
I doubt the case will pull through even if they appeal it. If the case goes through, it's going to lay a groundwork for thousands of lawsuits. So many artists have similar lyrics.
G. Bon (2 days ago)
It's been almost 4 years since shake it off. They just wanted popularity #poorpeople
G. Bon (2 days ago)
+Youssef Shaqroon AAAH i see
Youssef Shaqroon (2 days ago)
G. Bon Nope, the lawsuit was made in 2015
Lex Lyedell (2 days ago)
You wouldn't need to cite the source for that line if it were a college paper. Sounds like a case of extending relevance.
Olivia (3 days ago)
Who here hates Taylor Shit?? 😃🙋🏻‍♀️
Olivia (2 days ago)
Youssef Shaqroon Same I hate her but I like her old songs.
Youssef Shaqroon (2 days ago)
Olivia I hate her personality becausr she fakes it but I like her music.
Vanshika Tripathi (3 days ago)
Then maybe instead of going to the court you should have gone to a music expert to resolve your "claims"
Ethan Foo (3 days ago)
why are people even trying to sue taylor such nonsense lmao
Peter Parker (3 days ago)
Oh my god Stop it and shake it offff
Tamika steed (3 days ago)
Their just jealous cause she did it better then they did
Nëëkø Nëëks (3 days ago)
Nazz Perez dayuuuuummmmm You look hella damn fukn Gooooood yuuuummmmy 😋
Tiago Lopes (3 days ago)
Taylor always wins, I'm not surprised 😁
Gia Quiroz (3 days ago)
Hey taylor swift is awesome And i didnt know that other band ever existed and i still dont know the name
Gia Quiroz (3 days ago)
The song is still awesome
Layla Briley (3 days ago)
this is so ridiculous they sound nothing alike so they have a phrase the same the judge is right. those are popular terms, i doubt taylor found that song from like the 2000’s and copied those terms she is original and doesn’t need to copy anyone else’s lyrics because she is an amazing songwriter, and why is this just coming up now shake it off was in like 2015 lol
xmelody_blackycatx 13 (3 days ago)
Taylor Swift says it better thats all i have to say 🆗
Tisha Cee (3 days ago)
Even if they appeal …it’s gonna get kicked out again save your money guys
Gleeker (2 days ago)
Taylor has too much songwriting talent to steal lyrics from someone else sorry not sorry
ShonColle (2 days ago)
Gleeker Being a good songwriter doesn’t mean you’re a great artist. Yes songwriting is a talent but it doesn’t translate into being a great artist ( vocals, stage presence, etc.) There are a lot of great songwriters who are probably terrible singers and performers so they aren’t mutually exclusive.
Gleeker (2 days ago)
ShonColle you can be talented but but have any writing skills in writing. Taylor is one of the best writers in the industry
ShonColle (3 days ago)
Gleeker even the most talented artist steal, look at Michael Jackson and Madonna.
RyanTurner (3 days ago)
Its just a medium to get money for those claiming.... Idk wonder why they sue taylor so late after the song dropped... its clearly a mode to make some good cash
ShhhListen (3 days ago)
There are hundreds of songs with those exact lyrics. They would have to go back over years & years and list every single one if that was the case.
Inés 冬帅 (3 days ago)
Come on! Lots of people have used these lyrics in their song too e.g. BTS
Selenator Forever (3 days ago)
They are nothing alike they don't sound anything alike
Siuzanna Vyshneva (3 days ago)
I noticed Naz is looking fresh and beautiful and sexy. I really want to wish her a very Happy Valentine's Day and to have her own children if she ain't already)))))))
I am Blank (3 days ago)
It's 2018 and people are still trying to use Taylor Swift's name to become relevant. Stop it, get some help. Anyways, Buy "Reputation" by Taylor Swift: http://taylor.lk/reputation-iT
Alessandro Hernandez (14 hours ago)
I am Blank ewwww 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍
I am Blank (3 days ago)
*"I never trust a narcissist but they love me"*
Aryan TS (1 hour ago)
LeXi LL lol😂😂
LeXi LL (5 hours ago)
Aryan TS I love your simple agrees❤
Alessandro Hernandez (14 hours ago)
🐍🐍🐍
Aryan TS (2 days ago)
I am Blank agree
I am Blank (3 days ago)
*"ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER, DRAMA, DRAMA"* - Taylor Swift
Alessandro Hernandez (14 hours ago)
I am Blank 🐍🐍🐍🐍
Aryan TS (2 days ago)
I am Blank so true
I am Blank (3 days ago)
Taylor is a queen, remains unbothered and stays winning while people try to attack her for relevancy or money.
Lucky Isaiah (2 days ago)
Exactly.
p34rl Girl (3 days ago)
*B4 you comment understand what the word COPY WRIGHT MEANS 1st, stealing lyrics ain’t nothing new in the music game*
Little Mix Stuff (3 days ago)
Anyone heard of coincidence...? Besides, song lyrics and TUNE are all so similar now, why not send the whole industry to court?
zaya (3 days ago)
when does taylor not win? keep the snakes on the leash tay tay
number 1 ali (3 days ago)
Not surprise, if you go after Taylor swift. She will win.
Mohamed Bouadjimi (3 days ago)
I'm new singer And i made cover liké havana Sia imagine dragons please check it
Modey (3 days ago)
Mohamed Bouadjimi kk
Justin Ward (3 days ago)
Someone just said shake it off was the best pop song 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
AmazingLittleDancers (1 day ago)
Well it IS extremely catchy, but lyrically she's done much better
Justin Ward (2 days ago)
andrew carson calm down I never said I didn’t like it I just don’t think it’s the best pop song
Diya Sharma (2 days ago)
Yes
Emma Walker (2 days ago)
IKR 😂😂 obviously the best pop song is End Game
andrew carson (2 days ago)
Justin Ward Better than your ugly ass profile picture K-pop is garbage compared to Taylor Swift music
norma garcia Gonzalez (3 days ago)
she paid the judge
Ted Sava (3 days ago)
I guess the judge just decided to... _shake it off_
Gloria Bassey (2 days ago)
Deaddddd
Random Disney (3 days ago)
Ted Sava hahaha good one
Godrix XGX (3 days ago)
Oh come on Have You seen music ppl have from every Coner of music grape something . Nobody has Something that doesn't sound like it has been done before . This is nothing new .
мíυ ìяυмα (3 days ago)
If Taylor doesn’t know some of the bigger artists, she certainly wouldn’t know whoever these girls are...
Katya Walther (3 days ago)
The songs sound NOTHING alike
andrew carson (2 days ago)
The girl with the unexpectedly long name that has nothing to do with her profile pic yeah they ain't getting shit
The girl with the unexpectedly long name that has nothing to do with her profile pic (2 days ago)
I mean the players gunna play and the haters gunna hate lyrics
andrew carson (2 days ago)
The girl with the unexpectedly long name that has nothing to do with her profile pic lyrics are totally different gtf on
andrew carson (2 days ago)
Katya Walther right it's garbage
The girl with the unexpectedly long name that has nothing to do with her profile pic (3 days ago)
Katya Walther it was about the lyrics
Lei Strauss (3 days ago)
Taylor is Queen!
Asad Mazharullah (1 day ago)
I agree! 👍🏻 I love her!! ❤️
Cash Cow (2 days ago)
Lei Strauss Queen of mediocrity
asad ali (3 days ago)
Cheap stunt to get some popularity by the band who sued taylor...
Zhane Alliyah (3 days ago)
asad ali the “band” has been out for like 15 years, and they don’t need the “popularity” as they haven’t been s group for some time. Plus 2/3 of them were members of The Cheetah Girls and have enough money and popularity from that stint on Disney. If you watched the video it said The songwriters sued (which was stupid) but the band didn’t do anything.
ParisDiamond (3 days ago)
3LW are everything
Zareen Khan (3 days ago)
but the song is different and the song " Shake it off " is so popular don't you judge Taylor Swift
KatyPerry4life (3 days ago)
Thanks for this
Nehal Gurung (3 days ago)
No doubt Taylor song "Shake it off" is one of the greatest hit of pop music .Taylor writes song from a place call heart and she never steals other artist music cause she respects all artist
AmazingLittleDancers (1 day ago)
Olivia yes, she writes about people. Who cares? Every artist in the industry that creates their own material uses real-life situations for inspiration. However if you're insinuating that she can only write about feuds, I recommend listening to Ronan, Safe and Sound, Never Grow Up, The Best Day, etc.
AmazingLittleDancers (1 day ago)
Olivia you're ridiculous. Taylor doesn't control the things her fans say, nor has she EVER condoned hating on a child. Stop reaching.
kat in Suburbia (1 day ago)
I’m not really fond of Taylor, but I can appreciate her marketing strategy. Sometimes, I think Taylor’s fans are like drones. I like her music though as it is relatable, but her as a person... uhm, not so much. But that’s also what makes her a great business woman. She’s pretensious, narcisistic, strong willed, confident and insensitive.
Yasmin (2 days ago)
Ikhram Aiman deny the fact about what? Its not pops greatest hit its basic ass song literally anyone could have wrote this.. Although i am not a fan of her music she has much better songs then "shake it off".
Sophia Loren (2 days ago)
what about all this sarcasm wtf its 20fucking18 that song came out 2014
Justiп Biebeг (3 days ago)
We Love You Taylor Swift♥
Jerry Sonett (3 days ago)
People are trying to take down Queen Taylor. But they just can’t learn or accept that she’s just that good. 😘👌🏻
Lovro Selaj (2 days ago)
You are right
I am Blank (3 days ago)
Its getting boring why are they even trying
The girl with the unexpectedly long name that has nothing to do with her profile pic (3 days ago)
Jerry Sonett L
Scarlet Wizard (3 days ago)
Another judge paid by Taylucifer to do her bidding... I'm not even surprised anymore...
Diya Sharma (2 days ago)
If she wanted to she could have done that years ago when the case got to the court asshole 😒
LivenItUp (2 days ago)
Oh my god. Another conspiracy theory by a hater. It’s creative, i‘ll give you that, but stop the hate. All you get from it is being miserable and look dumb when coming up with theories like this.
RO MI OH (2 days ago)
well haters are running out of ideas how to hate Queen Taylor. Very funny HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Memphis Jess (3 days ago)
Scarlet Wizard literally the term haters gonna hate is such a common term so don't even try it
Jake Jalocon (3 days ago)
I’m just saying that if you claim that she is “paying the judge” at least provide legitimate evidence. If you can’t, then the your so-called “claim” is completely asinine.
William Harvey (3 days ago)
Not shake it off
carlo locci (3 days ago)
I'd wrote a program to analyze whether is plagiarism or not. #iamsorryiamanengineer
N T (3 days ago)
So.......the judge basically dissed (the band) and Taylor’s lyrics, creativity and songwriting 😂
Sky (3 days ago)
The devil works hard but Taylor’s legal team works harder...
Faris Tengku (3 days ago)
I'm a swifty and this is soo true
The girl with the unexpectedly long name that has nothing to do with her profile pic (3 days ago)
LMAO
Sarah Alton (3 days ago)
deaddd
PewDiePizza (3 days ago)
For all the taytay haters out there.. if you can't bite don't bark.. mic drop
Seher park (2 days ago)
PewDiePizza "barking" lmfao
Seher park (2 days ago)
V Suga nothing
Seher park (2 days ago)
BlossomBreeze Offices haii
PewDiePizza (2 days ago)
Jiminie stop it with the shitty annoying barking of yours
V Suga (2 days ago)
Jiminie Wdym?
I am a legendary person And every woman knows me (3 days ago)
Can I get the host phone number
I am a legendary person And every woman knows me (3 days ago)
Lol Taylor Swift deserves it
lilah bickston (3 days ago)
what?!?!
Apollo DA (3 days ago)
Stupid Taylor stealing lyrics
andrew carson (2 days ago)
LivenItUp Amen say it louder so this ignorant fuck can hear it 😂
LivenItUp (2 days ago)
Yeah, as if! Tell me you never used the term „haters gonna hate“ before the songs! My god, the only one being stupid here is you!
andrew carson (2 days ago)
Apollo DA bitch you fucking ignorant the lyrics are totally different like they not even nothing to sue against them bitches just want money dumb cunt
Carl Joseph (2 days ago)
Stupid name stealing The God of Music.
Eya Chakroun (3 days ago)
I am Blank god bless you for saying the pure truth
Sage Nero (3 days ago)
White and money. You didn't even state the entire lawsuit of the point.
I am a legendary person And every woman knows me (3 days ago)
Please make videos about Taylor Swift Stalker sending her death threats and another royal wedding