(Don't) Party Like It's '1989': Taylor Swift Copyrights Album Lyrics

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Taylor Swift is seen in TriBeCa on Jan. 17, 2015 in New York City. 

Taylor Swift has been (somewhat ridiculously) accused of stealing from a felon's life story for 1989's lyrics, and she's making sure no one does the same to her: by filing trademarks for some of the alum's key turns of phrase.  

According to the copyright claim, Swift won't allow anyone else to brand T-shirts, mugs, temporary tattoos, "printed publications," stickers, and other trinkets with "This Sick Beat," "Party Like It's 1989," "'Cause We Never Go Out of Style," "Nice to Meet You. Where You Been?" and "Could Show You Incredible Things." Fortunately, she has not claimed "All the lonely Starbucks lovers." 

Perhaps Swift figures it's better to have a blanket policy than distinguish between something like surfboardt and Feyonce