Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler brought the suit last fall, arguing that the chorus of the song borrowed from their 2001 composition, "Playas Gon' Play". That's because the pop singer just won a lawsuit against her claiming she plagiarized that very line, along with "playas gonna play", in her 2014 song, "Shake It Off".
"The concept of actors acting in accordance with their essential nature is not at all creative; it is banal", he wrote. "In short, combining two truisms about playas and haters, both well-worn notions as of 2001, is simply not enough". Clichés and common phrases tend to not fall under this protection, since they usually lack the specificity needed to prove an original idea.
"In order for such short phrases to be protected under the Copyright Act, they must be more creative than the lyrics at issue here".
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Twenty20 cricket is a amusing old game, Martin Guptill says - one night you're fizzing - the next you're off the pace. Already assured of a spot in Wednesday night's final, the visitors have named an unchanged line-up at Eden Park.
Playas Gon' Play was a minor hit for USA girl band 3LW in 2001.
A lawyer for the two plaintiffs reportedly disagreed with the judge's interpretation of the lyrics and said he should have got an expert to give their opinion.
"He can not make himself an expert in the music industry, I'm sorry it's actually embarrassing", Fox said.
However, all is not yet lost for Hall and Butler. "I'm sorry, it's actually embarrassing".
PNB fraud case: Banks squabble over fraud burden
That enabled these companies to raise buyer's credit from global branches of other state-run banks . PNB has suspended 10 officers over the scam and referred the matter to the CBI for investigations.
Responding to the allegations previously, a spokesperson for Swift had said that it was a "money grab".
Swift was recently announced for the BBC's Biggest Weekend as a headliner along with Ed Sheeran, and is also preparing for her own headline tour in support of her latest album reputation.
Taylor Swift performs at the 2016 Grammy awards.
UNC academic fraud case referenced by Notre Dame president criticizing NCAA
The NCAA denied Notre Dame's appeal to maintain its 21 wins from 2012 and 2013, the NCAA announced Tuesday. Jenkins pointed directly to the NCAA's decision in what appears to be a similar matter at North Carolina.
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