Phrases were not original enough to merit protection

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against Taylor Swift saying the lyrics "haters gonna hate" are too banal to be copyrighted.

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Two songwriters were trying to sue the singer.

They said the words 'Shake It Off' are too similar to those they wrote for a 2001 song 'Playas Gon' Play'.

But the judge decided the phrases aren't original enough to merit protection.

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