Taylor Swift to face trial in Shake It Off copyright case

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Taylor Swift must face a jury trial over accusations that she copied lyrics for Shake It Off from another song.

A US judge has refused Swift’s request to dismiss the case, saying a jury may find that her 2014 hit copied girl group 3LW’s 2001 tune Playas Gon’ Play.

Both tracks feature variations of the phrases “players gonna play” and “haters gonna hate”.

The judge had previously rejected the case, saying the lyrics were too “banal” to be copyrighted.

In his original ruling, District Judge Michael W Fitzgerald cited 13 earlier songs that featured similar phrases, including Playa Hater by The Notorious B.I.G. and Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.

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