A California judge is castigating Taylor Swift over her attempts to grab some legal fees from a pair of songwriters. US District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald has denied Swift’s attempt to make a pair of songwriters pick up her $75,000 legal bill. He then took time out to accuse the pop star of belittling infringement claims of the sort she’ll likely be making herself some day. “Be careful what you wish for,” Fitzgerald wrote in his 10-page decision. “There are very few recording artists, if any, who have a greater interest than Ms. Swift in a robust regime of copyright law.”
Does this show a greedy side of the multi-million dollar artist that is less than appealing? Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who wrote “Playas Gon’ Play,” a 2001 song by the girl group 3LW, had sued Swift in September for allegedly lifting the lyrics — “playas gonna play” and “haters gonna hate” — from their song.