Judge Dismisses 'Player Hater' Copyright Suit Against Taylor Swift

California court allows Taylor Swift to shake off lawsuit

"The concept of actors acting in accordance with their essential nature is not at all creative; it is banal", Fitzgerald wrote.

Fitzgerald left room for the defendants to file an amended complaint - however, he made it clear that it would be a long-shot. 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".

Fitzgerald, in rather withering remarks as reported by The Guardian and other outlets, did not think that either artist's lyrics were particularly brilliant or original.

But a federal judge, in a 16-page decision that reflected on the meaning of the 2 phrases, said that the lyrics "are not sufficiently creative to warrant protection".

Hall and Butler are well known in the industry. "While the Court is extremely skeptical that Plaintiffs will-in a manner consistent with Rule 11-be able to rehabilitate their copyright infringement claim in an amended complaint, out of an abundance of forbearance it will give Plaintiffs a single opportunity to try". Gerard Fox, who is lawyer to Hall and Butler, says they plan to appeal against the judge's ruling.

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"He can not make himself an expert in the music industry, I'm sorry it's actually embarrassing", Fox said. "I'm sorry, it's actually embarrassing". "They do not have a case".

It must be some relief to Taylor to have this case settled.

We are thankful the lawsuit has been dismissed and Swift can now move on to bigger and better things, like her reputation stadium tour, kicking off in May.

Vindicated star: Taylor Swift onstage at the Z100 Jingle Ball at New York's Madison Square Garden on December 8.

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