9th Circ. Says Taylor Swift Can't Shake Off Copyright Suit

By Bill Donahue (October 28, 2019, 7:11 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday revived a lawsuit accusing Taylor Swift of ripping off lyrics for "Shake It Off" from an earlier song, citing a century-old ruling that says it's "dangerous" for judges to quickly toss copyright suits.

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that pop star Taylor Swift must face a case accusing her of taking lyrics for her hit "Shake It Off" from another song. (AP) A three-judge panel overturned a trial judge's decision last year that said the older lyrics — written by songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler — were not "original" enough to be afforded copyright protection.

Notably, Monday's...

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