Taylor Swift is facing a $1 million lawsuit on ‘Lover’ Book

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Taylor Swift is facing a $1 million lawsuit on 'Lover' Book
Taylor Swift is facing a $1 million lawsuit on 'Lover' Book

Author files $1 million lawsuit against Taylor Swift for 2019 Lover Book.

Taylor Swift: A new copyright case against the “Don’t Blame Me” singer claims that she plagiarised the book that accompanied her 2019 album Lover from a self-published book of poems with the same name.

Author Teresa La Dart alleged that “design and literary elements” from her 2010 book Lover were duplicated into Swift’s book in a case submitted to a federal court in Tennessee on August 23. Swift allegedly violated La Dart’s copyrights with her book, which has sold 2.9 million copies in the United States alone, according to court records acquired by E! News. The Grammy winner is allegedly required to pay their client “in excess of one million dollars” in compensation.

According to La Dart, the book “essentially” follow the same format as a memorialization of earlier years through a combination of written and visual elements. Covers with “pastel pinks and blues” and pictures of the author “photographed in a downward attitude” are among the reported similarities.

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La Dart also claims that the “interspersed photos and words” in the interior book design violated her copyrights in the case.

E! News has contacted Swift’s representatives but has not yet received a response.

Swift’s most recent legal issue comes five years after another copyright complaint in which the authors of the 3LW song “Playas Gon’ Play,” Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, claimed that she had stolen their lyrics for her 2014 hit “Shake It Off” in another case.

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Swift’s Grammy-nominated song contains the lyrics “‘Cause the players going to play, play, play, play / And the haters going to hate, hate, hate, hate,” which the composers claim Swift copied from the 2001 song “Playas gon’ play / And haters, they gon’ hate.”

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Earlier this month, the “All too Well” singer responded to the complaint and denied the charge. Swift stated in a declaration dated Aug. 6 that “The words to ‘Shake It Off were written wholly by me,” according to court documents acquired by E! News.

Before learning about the Plaintiffs’ claim in 2017, I had never heard the song “Playas Gon’ Play” or the band 3LW,” the speaker added. “I heard the song for the first time after this claim was made,”

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