Taylor Swift lyric too ‘banal’ to copyright, says judge

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(BBC NEWS) — The phrase “haters gonna hate” is too “banal” to be copyrighted, a US judge has declared.

Judge Michael W Fitzgerald made the comments while dismissing a copyright case against Taylor Swift.

Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler sued the star last year, arguing her single Shake It Off stole from their composition, Playas Gon’ Play.

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