'Shake It Off' Case Against Taylor Swift Heads To 9th Circ.

Law360 (September 19, 2018, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Two songwriters who unsuccessfully sued Taylor Swift for copyright infringement over "Shake It Off" are taking their case to the Ninth Circuit, at one point quoting a judge who told the pop star to "be careful what you wish for."

Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who sued the singer-songwriter last year on accusations that she lifted lyrics from their 2001 song "Playas Gon' Play," filed an opening appellate brief Monday, telling the appeals court that a trial judge had been too swift to dismiss the case.

"Taylor Swift, as uber-successful of an artist as she is, chose to disregard appellants' authorship rights...

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