Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler allege Swift stole the lyrics to their 2001 song.
Taylor Swift's team is hitting back after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals revived a copyright lawsuit against the singer over her 2014 single “Shake It Off.”
The suit, which was originally filed in 2017 by songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, claimed Swift stole the lyrics to their 2001 song “Playas Gon’ Play” by 3LW for her mega-hit.
“We are happy the court unanimously sided with us,” said Hall in a statement on yesterday’s decision, also speaking on behalf of Butler. “We simply refuse to sit still and have our creative work be culturally appropriated as if it never existed. This case is giving voice to all of those creatives who can’t afford to stand up and protect their work in the face of well financed Goliaths.”