Taylor Swift has been slapped with a copyright lawsuit by an author who claims the pop singer plagiarized her work. According to Page Six, Swift is being sued for more than $1 million by Teresa La Dart, who claims the singer plagiarized her self-published 2010 poetry book, “Lover,” for the accompanying booklet. album “Lover” of 2019. .
On August 23, La Dart filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tennessee accusing Taylor of plagiarizing her book of “poems, tales, and pictures.” Page Six further reports that the complaint stated that each work is a “memory of years past immortalized in a combination of literary and graphic components,” in addition to sharing the same title.
The Dart also claimed that the color scheme and graphic style used by Taylor is too similar to be a coincidence. Taylor is currently embroiled in another copyright dispute over her popular song “Shake It Off.”
Page Six reports that Swift borrowed lyrics from the 2001 song “Playas Gon’ Play,” which was performed by girl group “3LW,” according to songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler. The 2017 lawsuit was initially dismissed but has since been reopened on appeal. Taylor, however, vehemently denied stealing lyrics in a sworn deposition. (ANI)
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