Taylor Swift Releases Fear About Shake It Off Copyright Lawsuit & Insists She Never Had a 3LW Song

Taylor Swift Releases Fear About Shake It Off Copyright Lawsuit & Insists She Never Had a 3LW Song ...

Taylor Swift said in a sworn statement filed Monday (Aug. 8) that she was debating the lyrics to her 2014 hit song from the 3LWs 2001 track Playas Gon Play and was considering ending the ongoing lawsuit. In writing the lyrics, she said, I focused partly on personal occurrences, including public scrutiny, clickbait reporting, and public manipulation.

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In the 2001 song, Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, the songwriters, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Swift in 2017. In the song, the line goes playas, they gonna play and haters, they gonna hate; Swifts famously goes, Cause the players gonna play, play, play, and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. In her complaint, she dismissed the copying accusations by saying the phrases were so simple that they were commonplace.

Swift wrote in her declaration that she heard the phrase in many songs, films, and other works, including a 2013 performance where she wore a t-shirt from Urban Outfitters that teaches haters gonna hate on the front.

Swift said that individuals who are prone to doing something will do it, and that the best way to overcome it is to shrug off it until after the 2017 lawsuit. She recalled that she couldn't have stolen the song or the group 3LW until she was aware of it, adding that her parents did not permit me to watch TRL until she was 13 years old.

So, there is a trending point.

None of the CDs I listened to as a child, or any later, were by 3LW, according to the author. I have never heard Playas Gon Play on the radio, on television, or any other documentary. The first time I heard the song after this claim was made.

In June 2001, Playas Gon Play came to No. 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 56 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts. However, it is unfortunate that litigants anticipate a profit based on disturbing claims that their own song was copied, according to Swifts' attorney. However, the Plaintiffs' claim falls out as absolutely baseless.

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With Monday's filing, the Swifts legal team is demanding a summary judgment without the need for a trial. In 2018, a federal judge ruled that the lyrics to Plays Gon Play were not unique enough to be copyrighted, owing to the fact that American culture is influenced by players, haters, and player haters. In 2019, a federal appeals court on the Ninth Circuit dismissed the decision, claiming it was prematurely dismissed.

Jesse Braham, a stage name Jesse Graham, filed a lawsuit against Taylor, alleging that she stole texts from her 2013 song Haters Gone Hate. According to The Richest, the lawsuit was dismissed for a fourth time in March 2022.

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