On Tuesday, Judge Gail Standish who was dealing with the copyright lawsuit filed against Taylor swift dismissed the case whilst hilariously quoting the singers lyrics for her hit song “Shake It Off.”
The judge stated that “Band Aids will not fix the bullet holes in his case,”
Musician Jessie Braham claimed that his song “Haters Gone Hate” had the same 22-word phrase that Taylor used in her song “Shake if off.” Braham said he copyrighted “Haters Gone Hate” in February 2013 and in the lawsuit stated that 92% of Taylor Swift’s song lyrics came from his song.
Shake it off has the lyrics: “Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play. And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate,” as well as “And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.”
Jessie’s song lyrics show “Haters gone hate, playas gone play. Watch out for them fakers, they’ll fake you everyday.”
Braham was seeking $42 million in damages from Swift and Sony, who are her record label. He also wanted to be given a songwriter credit.
The judge clearly enjoying using Taylor’s lyrics in her dismissal, continued to use more lyrics from other songs such as “We are never ever getting back together” and “Blank space.”
“At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court. But, for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them.”
She continued with “As currently drafted, the Complaint has a blank space — one that requires Braham to do more than write his name. And, upon consideration of the Court’s explanation … Braham may discover that mere pleading BandAids will not fix the bullet holes in his case. At least for the moment, Defendants have shaken off this lawsuit.”