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Ninth Circuit Court Ruling in Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” Case May Portend a “Shake Down” of Defendant Copyright Holders and the Lessening of the “Originality” Requirement for Copyright Protection
By Graham Matherne The Copyright Act protects original works of authorship fixed in tangible form. 17 U.S.C. §102(a). To be “original,” the expression must have originated with the author and con…