Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit... for now

Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit... for now

She may have shaken off this one, but it's possible that Tay-Tay will be in hot water again in the future. After listening to these songs against each other, Damon wants you to make a judgement call. 

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Just how much music can an artist ‘borrow’ before being accused of plagiarism?

As a listener, we’ve all heard songs that sound very similar. It happens.

But what one person calls inspiration, another may call theft.

Shakira went through it when her hit song ‘Loca’ apparently included 'substantial copying of other artists' lyrics'. Now it seems that Taylor Swift may have landed herself in a bit of trouble.

According to Spin, Swift has been sued on the accusation of stealing lyrics for her 2014 hit ‘Shake it Off’. 3LW's 2001 hit, 'Playas Gon' Play', is the song she allegedly copied.

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The case was thrown out of court as the judge said that the lyrics weren’t ‘sufficiently original to merit copyright protection’.

Songwriting duo, Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, allege that Swift's lyrics were based on 3LW's phrase 'players, they gonna play, and haters, they gonna hate'. 

Take a listen to the two songs and you be the judge:

It is reported that while the judge has thrown the matter out of court, the duo can file another case if they want to.

After listening to the songs, do you think Tay-Tay has taken enough from the song to warrant a lawsuit? Share your comments with me below:

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