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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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ajda ajda (5 months ago)
Maby she never heard the song....
Snoopy (9 months ago)
Q: What advice would you want to give to anyone who wants to become a singer? Taylor: Get a good lawyer.
Laydie (9 months ago)
"Music expert" Like who? Probably wouldn't have sufficed for them anyway. While I admit, the lyrics were similar enough to raise eyebrows, I think the judge had a point in his comments. There's a lot of repetitive slang tossed around and none of it is copyrighted. Sounds like a desperate band trying to get money.
Tim White (9 months ago)
Joe Martinez (9 months ago)
dont need a music expert to recognize a *MONEY GRAB*
Lindsay Buckles (9 months ago)
Why did they not do this when the song came out 3 years ago?
Gnome88 (9 months ago)
I love it when lawyers throw shade
-p h o e b e- (9 months ago)
Musics are just not becoming what musics are supposed to be nowdays.......
lane aloha (9 months ago)
Everyone wants a piece of that Taylor pie
Justin Nyugen (9 months ago)
But remember when she tried to trademark "This sick beat"?
lola buns (9 months ago)
Seems like an attempt to grab that cash
eliott A (9 months 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 (9 months 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.
Rebecca Lamping (10 months ago)
Taylor Swift is the best leave her alone😘
Suteera Tak (10 months ago)
🙌 they are totally different songs.
Slow Sketches (10 months ago)
Those lawsuits are so dumb, those are literally very common phrases.
g.h.a (10 months ago)
I liked music and I hope to participate in my new channel
Sophia Loren (10 months 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
Indian male Swiftie a rare tribe (10 months ago)
I swear I don't love the drama it loves me😂😂😂😂😂
Sam Holmes (10 months ago)
WTF i mean seriously 😑 like if this is considered copyright then hardly any songs would be original
shininlikefireworks XDXD (10 months ago)
You can’t blame one of the best songwriter of copying...
Melissa K (10 months ago)
Completely different... if there was more to it, sure, they'd have a case.
Rimo Joy (10 months ago)
Totally agree with this
Rimo Joy (10 months ago)
Judge is awesome...
bulin käse (10 months ago)
*Haters gonna Hate*
DIYgorgdragqueen xxx (10 months ago)
"I don't love your drama it loves me" "another day another drama,drama" -taylor
CanYouBeMy FRIEND? (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
Queen Taylor 🙌🙌🙌🙌
andrew carson (10 months ago)
Taylor Swift music is WAYYYYY better than K-pop garbage LMAO watch K-pop bitches attack me it be hilarious 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
andrew carson (10 months ago)
Cause that song is garbage compared to shake it off doesn't even sound like shake it off bitches just want money
19katherine1213 (10 months ago)
but isn't tay the one who tried to trademark the word reputation?
Priyanshi Bansal (10 months ago)
Saw Taylor so i clicked !! 😏😏
Clay Brice (10 months ago)
This lawsuit just needs to be thrown out.
G. Bon (10 months ago)
It's been almost 4 years since shake it off. They just wanted popularity #poorpeople
G. Bon (10 months ago)
+Youssef Shaqroon AAAH i see
Lex Lyedell (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
Who here hates Taylor Shit?? 😃🙋🏻‍♀️
Olivia (10 months ago)
Youssef Shaqroon Same I hate her but I like her old songs.
Vanshika Tripathi (10 months ago)
Then maybe instead of going to the court you should have gone to a music expert to resolve your "claims"
Ethan Foo (10 months ago)
why are people even trying to sue taylor such nonsense lmao
G. H (10 months ago)
Oh my god Stop it and shake it offff
Tamika steed (10 months ago)
Their just jealous cause she did it better then they did
Nëëkø Nëëks (10 months ago)
Nazz Perez dayuuuuummmmm You look hella damn fukn Gooooood yuuuummmmy 😋
Tiago Lopes (10 months ago)
Taylor always wins, I'm not surprised 😁
Gia Quiroz (10 months ago)
Hey taylor swift is awesome And i didnt know that other band ever existed and i still dont know the name
Gia Quiroz (10 months ago)
The song is still awesome
Layla Briley (10 months 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
lilmel.14 (10 months ago)
Taylor Swift says it better thats all i have to say 🆗
Tisha Cee (10 months ago)
Even if they appeal …it’s gonna get kicked out again save your money guys
Gleeker (10 months ago)
Taylor has too much songwriting talent to steal lyrics from someone else sorry not sorry
ShonColle (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
Gleeker even the most talented artist steal, look at Michael Jackson and Madonna.
RyanA (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
Come on! Lots of people have used these lyrics in their song too e.g. BTS
Lamooshy (10 months ago)
They are nothing alike they don't sound anything alike
Siuzanna Vyshneva (10 months 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 (10 months 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
Taha Hussain (9 months ago)
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Swiftie_ 567 (9 months ago)
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Aryan ` (9 months ago)
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Alessandro Hernandez (9 months ago)
Aryan TS 🐍🐍🐍
I am Blank (10 months ago)
*"I never trust a narcissist but they love me"*
Aryan ` (9 months ago)
LeXi LL lol😂😂
LeXi LL (9 months ago)
Aryan TS I love your simple agrees❤
Alessandro Hernandez (9 months ago)
Aryan ` (10 months ago)
I am Blank agree
I am Blank (10 months ago)
Aryan ` (9 months ago)
LegendaryBitch 1810 she is original and most importantly she CAN SING... and she DOESN'T need much autotune... Get it??
LegendaryBitch 1810 (9 months ago)
Aryan TS I'm fan of Britney and i'm just saying some facts,nothing else,i don't hate Taylor but she could be more original
Aryan ` (9 months ago)
LegendaryBitch 1810 now it's obvious that you're kimye or katycat.. btw i got to know what u are from your username 😂😂... Anyways say what you wanna say... But queen Tay's gonna SLAY...Good bye😊
LegendaryBitch 1810 (9 months ago)
Aryan TS Well it is obvious that Taylor took it from Britney,she is not original she is just copy cat,so
Aryan ` (9 months ago)
LegendaryBitch 1810 that lyrics is not ONLY known as a lyrics from britney's song but it is a taylor's lyrics too... So anyone can comment it here... You can't say that that line belongs to only Britney Spears you lil rat ;-)
I am Blank (10 months ago)
Taylor is a queen, remains unbothered and stays winning while people try to attack her for relevancy or money.
Lucky Isaiah (10 months ago)
Hufflepuff Mixer Swifty (10 months ago)
Anyone heard of coincidence...? Besides, song lyrics and TUNE are all so similar now, why not send the whole industry to court?
zaya (10 months ago)
when does taylor not win? keep the snakes on the leash tay tay
Justin Ward (10 months ago)
Someone just said shake it off was the best pop song 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Justin Ward (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
Emma Walker (10 months ago)
IKR 😂😂 obviously the best pop song is End Game
andrew carson (10 months ago)
Justin Ward Better than your ugly ass profile picture K-pop is garbage compared to Taylor Swift music
andrew carson (10 months ago)
Justin Ward It is bitch bye
Ted Sava (10 months ago)
I guess the judge just decided to... _shake it off_
Gloria Bassey (10 months ago)
Random Disney (10 months ago)
Ted Sava hahaha good one
Godrix XGX (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
If Taylor doesn’t know some of the bigger artists, she certainly wouldn’t know whoever these girls are...
Katya Walther (10 months ago)
The songs sound NOTHING alike
andrew carson (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
I mean the players gunna play and the haters gunna hate lyrics
andrew carson (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
Katya Walther right it's garbage
The girl with the unexpectedly long name that has nothing to do with her profile pic (10 months ago)
Katya Walther it was about the lyrics
Lei Strauss (10 months ago)
Taylor is Queen!
Asad Mazharullah (9 months ago)
I agree! 👍🏻 I love her!! ❤️
Cash Cow (10 months ago)
Lei Strauss Queen of mediocrity
asad ali (10 months ago)
Cheap stunt to get some popularity by the band who sued taylor...
Zhane Alliyah (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
3LW are everything
Zareen Khan (10 months ago)
but the song is different and the song " Shake it off " is so popular don't you judge Taylor Swift
ItsNarutoPerry (10 months ago)
Thanks for this
Nehal Gurung (10 months 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
dog person (7 months ago)
Yasmin ur talking to a milliennial so.. Lol
dog person (7 months ago)
Nehal Gurung it's good the greatest. I personally don't love love it but I do like it
Kat Tantiado (9 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
what about all this sarcasm wtf its 20fucking18 that song came out 2014
Justiп Biеbег (10 months ago)
We Love You Taylor Swift♥
Jerry Sonett (10 months ago)
People are trying to take down Queen Taylor. But they just can’t learn or accept that she’s just that good. 😘👌🏻
dog person (7 months ago)
Jerry Sonett singing no but making music yes she is pretty damn great at that
Lovro Selaj (10 months ago)
You are right
I am Blank (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
Jerry Sonett L
M. M. (10 months ago)
Another judge paid by Taylucifer to do her bidding... I'm not even surprised anymore...
Diya Sharma (10 months ago)
If she wanted to she could have done that years ago when the case got to the court asshole 😒
LivenItUp (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
well haters are running out of ideas how to hate Queen Taylor. Very funny HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Memphis Jess (10 months ago)
Scarlet Wizard literally the term haters gonna hate is such a common term so don't even try it
Jake Jalocon (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
Not shake it off
carlo locci (10 months ago)
I'd wrote a program to analyze whether is plagiarism or not. #iamsorryiamanengineer
Sam (10 months ago)
So.......the judge basically dissed (the band) and Taylor’s lyrics, creativity and songwriting 😂
Sky (10 months ago)
The devil works hard but Taylor’s legal team works harder...
Faris Tengku (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
Sarah Alton (10 months ago)
PewDiePizza (10 months ago)
For all the taytay haters out there.. if you can't bite don't bark.. mic drop
Seher park (10 months ago)
PewDiePizza "barking" lmfao
Seher park (10 months ago)
V Suga nothing
Seher park (10 months ago)
BlossomBreeze Offices haii
PewDiePizza (10 months ago)
Jiminie stop it with the shitty annoying barking of yours
Ösah _xx (10 months ago)
Jiminie Wdym?
I am a legendary person And every woman knows me (10 months ago)
Can I get the host phone number
I am a legendary person And every woman knows me (10 months ago)
Lol Taylor Swift deserves it
lilah bickston (10 months ago)
JARED BANCROFT (10 months ago)
Stupid Taylor stealing lyrics
andrew carson (10 months ago)
LivenItUp Amen say it louder so this ignorant fuck can hear it 😂
LivenItUp (10 months 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!
Carl Joseph (10 months ago)
Stupid name stealing The God of Music.
Eya Chakroun (10 months ago)
I am Blank god bless you for saying the pure truth
I am Blank (10 months ago)
Taylor is one of the greatest songwriters of all time, she doesn't need to steal from some irrelevant fad
Sage Nero (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
Please make videos about Taylor Swift Stalker sending her death threats and another royal wedding