IP Forecast: Taylor Swift Seeks To Shake Off Copyright Case

By Andrew Karpan (September 23, 2021, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Taylor Swift's lawyers will argue next week in a California federal court that lyrics from her 2014 hit "Shake It Off" about "players" and "haters" are well within the public domain and don't rip off an R&B song from 2001. Here's a look at that case — plus all the other major intellectual property matters on deck in the coming week.

Taylor Swift performs at the Brooks & Dunn "The Last Rodeo" tribute concert on Monday, April 19, 2010, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) On Tuesday morning, a California federal judge will hear Swift's latest effort to end a suit...

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