Shijal ChudasamaDecember 13, 2022

Taylor Swift settles the "Shake It Off" copyright dispute with the songwriters.

Taylor Swift settles the "Shake It Off" copyright dispute with the songwriters.

Taylor Swift, an American pop artist, and two songwriters have come to a settlement to put an end to their copyright dispute over the lyrics to her 2014 smash song Shake It Off.

Swift and the songwriters Nathan Butler and Sean Hall have requested a judge "[dismiss] this action in its entirety" after five years, according to American media outlet Variety.

According to Variety, the circumstances of the settlement were unknown from the documents, although the song's writing credits remained the same at the time. The trial was slated to start the following month.

Taylor Swift reaches agreement with songwriters over 'Shake It Off' copyright lawsuit

Nathan and Sean claimed that Swift's song violated the rights to Playas Gon' Play, a song by the group 3LW that peaked at No. 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2001. This claim was made in the case.

Swift stated in a filing that "I had never heard the song 'Playas Gon' Play', and had never heard of that song or the group 3LW, until learning about the Plaintiffs' claim in 2017."

Since her parents "would not enable me to watch [MTV's hit countdown show] TRL until I was about 13 years old," she claimed she would have had little chance to hear it during its brief chart run.

Swift and her lawyer argued that any similar language is the result of the word becoming a part of ordinary English, regardless of whether or not the phrase was heard in the song. Before Sean Hall and Nathan Butler penned Playas Gon' Play, it was said to be a common phrase, according to Variety.

According to USA Today, a judge initially dismissed Hall and Butler's claim in 2018 on the grounds that the lyrics were "too mundane" to have been stolen, but an appeals panel brought the case back in 2019. On December 9, a court rejected Swift's plea to dismiss the case, stating that the songs shared "enough objective similarities."

Swift is no stranger to Shake It Off-related copyright complaints. 2014 saw the dismissal of a second Shake It Off case brought by Jesse Braham, the lyricist for 2013's Haters Gonna Hate, who claimed Swift had plagiarized his lyrics and requested $42 million in compensation.

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