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Judge Dismisses Copyright Complaint Against Taylor Swift, Uses Lyrics of Some of Her Hit Songs

Taylor Swift won over Jesse Braham's lawsuit complain

(Photo : Getty Image) A US Judge has dismissed a case filed by US R&B singer Jesse Braham against pop star Taylor Swift for allegedly copying the lyrics of his song "Haters Gonna Hate."

A United States District Court judge on Tuesday dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Jesse Braham against singer Taylor Swift by interestingly quoting some of the lyrics of the defendant's hit songs.

R&B singer Jesse Braham had filed a lawsuit complaint claiming that the Blank Space singer copied the lyrics of her hit song Shake It Off  from his 2013 tune Haters Gonna Hate. He claimed that 92% of Taylor's song was his and has a similar 22-word phrase.

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Shake It Off, which is included in her most recent album 1989, 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."

While Braham Haters Gonna Hate includes "Haters gone hate, playas gone play. Watch out for them fakers, they'll fake you everyday."

U.S. Judge Gail Standish dismissed the case this week and in the process may have revealed that she is a fan of Swift. She used the pop stars 2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together lyrics .

"At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court," Standish wrote according to CNN. "But, for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them."

Braham attested to have had the song copyrighted two years ago. And now, he is suing for damages worth $42 million and a credit for penning the song. In addition, according to CNN, he is asking the court to exempt him from any filed charges since he do not have a lawyer and has had his last gig in 2006.

"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," Standish said.

She went on to ruled out the case for  insufficient evidence.

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