Taylor Swift risponde alla causa per violazione del copyright, claims she wrote hit 'Shake It Off' herself

Sean Hall e Nathan Butler, who wrote 3LW’s 2000 canzone “Playas Gon’ Giocare a,” stanno accusando la superstar di usare le loro parole. A Monday court filing insisted that Swift wrote 2014’s “Scuotilo” da sola, while her attorney accused Hall and Butler of trying to cash in on the song’s astronomical success.

The lyrics to Shake It Off were written entirely by me,” Swift said in a declaration, as reported by The Guardian. “Until learning about Plaintiffs’ claim in 2017, I had never heard the song Playas Gon’ Play and had never heard of that song or the group 3LW.

Swift claimed that she was just 11 quando “Playas Gon’ Giocare a,” è stato rilasciato, and that she was not allowed to watch MTV’sTotal Request Livemusic video countdown show until she was “di 13 years old.Backing this up, Swift’s mother Andrea Swift filed an accompanying statement in which she said that she kept a close watch over the media her daughter was exposed to at home.

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Taylor Swift performs at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 12, 2014 in Singapore, Singapore.

Taylor Swift performs at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 12, 2014 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Nicky Loh/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)

Swift’s attorney claimed in a motion filed with the NOI. District Court for the Central District of California that Hall and Butler were merely trying to cash in on the success of Swift’s song.

“È, Sfortunatamente, not unusual for a hit song to be met by litigants hoping for a windfall based on tenuous claims that their own song was copied. But even against that background, Plaintiffs’ claim sticks out as particularly baseless,” the motion said.

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GLI ANGELI, CALIFORNIA - MARZO 14: Taylor Swift attends the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 a Los Angeles, California.

GLI ANGELI, CALIFORNIA – MARZO 14: Taylor Swift attends the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 a Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur)

Swift said that she wrote the song usingexperiences in my life and, in particolare, unrelenting public scrutiny of my personal life, ‘clickbait’ reporting, public manipulation, and other forms of negative personal criticism which I learned I just needed to shake off and focus on my music.

Il country and pop superstar said she includedcommonly used phrases and comments heard,” che comprendeva “players gonna play” e “haters gonna hate.Those two phrases are rhymed with each other in the choruses of both songs. The lawsuit was first filed in 2017, but a judge dismissed it after Swift argued that the phrases in question were not original enough to warrant copyright protection.

Taylor Swift performs during the Reputation Tour opener at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Taylor Swift performs during the Reputation Tour opener at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP)

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals then reversed, reviving the claim and a subsequent motion to dismiss failed when the court ruled that Hall and Butlersufficiently alleged a protectable selection and arrangement or a sequence of creative expression.

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