On Tuesday a California judge dismissed a $42 million copyright lawsuit against Taylor Swift that accused her of stealing another artist's lyrics for her hit song "Shake It Off." Jessie Braham is a British R&B artist, and little else is known about him other than his failed lawsuit. He claimed that his song "Haters Gone Hate" contained the same 22-word phrase that Swift used in "Shake It Off," and said he copyrighted it in February 2013. United States District Court Judge Gail Standish had a little fun when she dismissed the suit, quoting lyrics from other Swift songs in her decision. Not surprisingly, pop artists don't get to copyright words and phrases that are stolen from street culture.

Sources: Jezebel