Taylor Swift To Face Trial In ‘Shake It Off’ 3LW Lawsuit

Published: Saturday 11th Dec 2021 by Ryan

Taylor Swift is headed to trial.

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On December 9, a federal judge ruled that Swift must face a jury trial over accusations that ‘Shake It Off’ stole lyrics from another song. The case resides on the lyrics “players” and “haters.”

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald refused the singer’s request to toss out the case. He did so, because he rules that a jury might find her chart-topping song infringed on the copyright ‘Playas Gon’ Play,’ a track released in 2001 by 3LW.

The Jude then went on to note that there are “some noticeable differences,” but that there were “enough objective similarities” that he could not dismiss the case himself.

He continued that Swift’s defense would present “a strong closing argument” for a jury trial, but that she would still need to face one.

The lawsuit was first filed in 2017 by Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, the songwriters who wrote ‘Playas Gon’ Play.’

Previously, the case was dismissed by Judge Fitzgerald on the grounds of “short phrases that lack the modicum of originality and creativity required for copyright protection.” He then went on to cite 13 different songs that use the similar phrases, including ones by The Notorious B.I.G. and Sir Mix-A-Lot.

However, the ruling was reversed a year later by a federal appeals court. They said that the case had been tossed out too early and that the song was sufficiently creative for copyright protection. It was then sent back to Judge Fitzgerald.

A date for the upcoming trial has not been set as of reporting.

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  1. Zion December 11, 2021

    When shake it off came out It made me think of the 3lw song straight away

  2. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) December 11, 2021

    I hate this song with passion same as her stupid video💅🏿 I think Shake it off is her worst song. Cheesy as hell

  3. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) December 11, 2021

    I’m surprised Hilary Duff haven’t started a lawsuit against Taylor for coping her breath in breathe out song 💅🏿

  4. Sade December 11, 2021

    Shake it off is a horrible song. It sounds like a 10 year wrote it. Immature and boring. I’m not a fan of that sh**t!! I’m just not a fan of this crappy music.

    • Sade December 11, 2021


  5. Clarks0o00ñ December 11, 2021

    Taylor, just give them 30 percent of songwriting royalty and keep it moving.

    U are rich, u have so many hit songs.
    This year was huge for u, next year is gonna even be bigger for u when u release 1989 Taylor’s version

    • krys December 11, 2021

      She’s not here for charity. People need to stop to do that cause if they sing shake it off. That will never have the same impact. They just need money .

  6. True Tea December 12, 2021

    She’s always involved in some drama BUT love to come off as this sweet innocent princess.

    Gurl we know ur true tea.

  7. J December 12, 2021

    I’ve been waiting for this moment since the song dropped 😈😈😈🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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