Teresa La Dart, a writer from Memphis, Tennessee, has sued star Taylor Swift for $1 million for alleged copyright infringement. The lawsuit claims that Swift plagiarised sections of her book for her 2019 album ‘Lover.’ La Dart released a book in 2010 titled “Lover” and claims that Swift borrowed “creative components” for the book and then “replicated the expressive design arrangements” for her 2019 album, “Lover.” The statute of limitations for copyright infringement cases is three years after the work is released. La Dart is claiming unspecified damages and a jury trial.
La Dart argues that Swift and the Taylor Swift Productions, Inc. (TSP) book includes “substantially the same format of a recollection of past years memorialized in a combination of written and pictorial components with a book.” The suit also states there’s a “substantially similar cover format, with the author photographed in a downward pose, and a color scheme (pastel pinks and blues) with the same title with substantially the same introduction page formats with a similarly styled ‘Lover’ title, as well as an earlier photograph of the author in a nature setting and turned to the right.”
Documents state the defendants have “neither sought, nor obtained, a license from TLD (Teresa La Dart) of her creative design element rights, nor have they given any credit to TLD in relation to the TLD work and the infringing Swift and TSP ‘Lover’ book release.”
The album was her sixth consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topper, and it included the hit songs ‘Me!,’ ‘You Need to Calm Down,’ ‘The Man,’ and ‘Lover.’ (ANI)
– Excerpt from an article for Big News Network by Ani. Read the full article here.
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