Oh how the tables have turned.
Taylor Swift and especially her team are quite known for suing fans and songwriters. In early 2015, Swift sued a fan on Etsy for using her ‘This sick beat’ and ‘We never go out of style’ lyrics on her artwork. Just three weeks ago, Taylor’s team pulled a couple’s first wedding dance off the internet for the use of her song.
Early Saturday morning, TMZ reported that songwriter Jesse Braham is suing Swift for $42 million (£ 27 million). Braham released a song in 2013 titled “Haters Gone Hate” which he claims has a close resemblance to Swift’s very successful single “Shake It Off”. The 50-year old songwriter claims that there is no way Taylor could have written “Shake it Off” without his song.
His initial requests were simply to be named as a writer of the track and a picture with Swift. After being denied by Swift’s management, Braham decided that cash compensation is the way to go.
Below I have placed the links to both songs. What do you think? Should T-Swift be penalized for the lyrics?
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