Lawyers for Taylor Swift filed a motion in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Wednesday (1/3) asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two songwriters who allege that Swift’s 2014 hit “Shake It Off” copied lyrics from one of their songs.
Sean Hall and Nathan Butler filed a copyright infringement suit in September claiming that the line “The players gonna play, play, play, play and the haters gonne hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate” in “Shake It Off” copy lines from their song “Playas Gon’ Play,” recorded by 3LW in 2001 (“Playas, they gon’ play and haters, they gonna hate”). Swift’s motion says that the phrases are too short to earn copyright protectoin and the phrases “plays gonna play” and “haters gonna hate” are in the public domain and ruling otherwise would “monopolize the idea that players will play and haters will hate.” The filing cites several examples of similar usage of the phrases in songs that precdate “Plays Gon’ Play.”
REAL concerns for one’s children, is commendable. But how could these people have so soon forgotten the promises of God? How could they be woefully forgotten of the promises of God? How could they so woefully be lacking in trust in the almighty God?
Can we learn from their experience, that God is inefficiently more concerned over out children than we can ever be ? That he is abundantly able to care for them in any and every situation which he leads us?
A Christian couple, parents of a teenage son and daughter were convinced God was calling them to leave a lucrative position to serve him where the rewards and “security” were almost nil. They were heckled by head-wagging, would- be advisers.
“This may be all right for you, but what about your children, they would say. “Your brilliant son, your, talented daughter? Do you realize you will never be able to send them to college? Their potential will never be realized because you are making this move.”
Year’s passed and the very people who made these dire predictions witnessed the opportunities afforded the young people for whose futures they feared. Honors have been heaped on the Christian young man. His sister like her parents, has done a phenomenal work for God in a distant land.
Our children- and we our selves- are never safer, or more blessed, than in the place of God’s appointment