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Shake It Off

Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit over hit song

LOS ANGELES: A lawsuit accusing singer Taylor Swift of stealing lyrics for her song "Shake It Off" was thrown out on Tuesday by a judge, who ruled the phrases in question were not sufficiently original to merit copyright protection. Swift's 2014 song reached No. 1 on the pop charts and marked her evolution from country to pop music. Two songwriters said in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles last year that Swift’s song was based on the phrase "players, they gonna play, and haters,…