Humanity won today when a California judge threw away a copyright lawsuit against Taylor Swift as the judge in the case used Taylor’s own lyrics to tell the hater to shake it off.
Some idiot named Jessie Braham filed the lawsuit claiming that Swift’s lyrics from “Shake It Off” were directly stolen from his song “Hater Gone Hate.” His song goes like this:
“Haters gone hate, playas gone play. Watch out for them fakers, they’ll fake you every day.”
Amazing. Two songs about hating, playing, and faking. And they’re equally boring lyrics.
But Judge Gail Standish was the real winner here, handing down perhaps the greatest legal sentence of all time.
“At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court. But, for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them.”
…but there’s more.
“As currently drafted, the Complaint has a blank space — on that requires Braham do more than write his name. And, upon consideration of the Court’s explanation… Braham may discover that mere Band-Aids will not fix the bullet holes in his case. At least for the moment, Defendants have shaken off this lawsuit.”
DROP THE MIC, GAIL.