Judge Uses Taylor Swift Lyrics to Dismiss Copyright Lawsuit Against ‘Shake It Off’

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It appears as though people will do just about anything to be in Taylor Swift’s squad, just ask this judge who dismissed a lawsuit against Swift using her own lyrics (the very lyrics that the suit was about).

The copyright suit came courtesy of musician Jessie Braham, who claimed the singer and universal squad goal champion had ripped off some of his lyrics for her impossibly catchy hit “Shake It Off.” Braham’s tune was called “Haters Gonna Hate,” which is exactly what he’s doing to Swift. Even before the verdict was announced, it seemed obvious that Swift would shake this one off; thanks to a slew of endorsement deals and the catchiest tunes in the game, she made about one million dollars a day in 2015. What’s one lawsuit?

But alas, Swift didn’t need to part with any of her hard earned cash (well, earned cash) because the California judge presiding over the lawsuit ruled in her favor. Does anything ever go against Taylor Swift’s favor? But just in case the singer wouldn’t comprehend fancy law jargon, the judge put the verdict in terms Swift could understand:

“At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court,” she said. “But, for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them.”

No word yet on whether or not the judge will be appearing onstage at Swift’s next concert.

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