Can’t Shake This Lawsuit

Copyright issue

After achieving a dismissal in a copyright lawsuit, which alleged a similarity of lyrics between her song and the 2001 3LW song, ‘Playas Gon’ Play,’ Taylor Swift now must stand trial.  The plaintiffs in the original case appealed the dismissal; and a three-judge panel ordered for the case to be reconsidered at the district court level in October 2019.  Earlier this month, in the United States District Court of the Central District of California, Swift was denied a second dismissal.  The judge who denied the dismissal reasoned that a trial would help to provide clarity on the true similarities between ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Playas Gon’ Play.’  Swift’s legal team, however, challenges the argument that there are significant resemblances. Read more