Taylor Swift lawyers seek dismissal of 3LW "Playas Gon Play" Lawsuit

Taylor Swift's legal squad has filed a motion in federal court requesting a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by songwriters Nathan Butler and Sean Hall in September over claims that Swift's 2014 hit "Shake It Off" infringed on the copyright of their 2001 hit "Playas Gon' Play." 

“There can be no copyright protection in ‘playas, they gonna play and haters, they gonna hate,’ because it would impermissibly monopolize the idea that players will play and haters will hate,” Swift’s lawyers wrote in the motion filed in U.S. district court in the Central District of California. “Plaintiffs’ claim to being the only ones in the world who can refer to players playing and haters hating is frivolous… Providing a copyright monopoly in the phrase would prevent others from sharing the idea that players play and haters hate.”

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