Taylor Swift’s Lawyers Call ‘Love’ Lawsuit ‘Legally And Factually Baseless’
Lawyers for Taylor Swift are asking a federal judge to toss a copyright lawsuit claiming she stole aspects of a self-published book of poetry when she created a companion book for her album, Lover.
Billboard reports that attorneys for the singer call the case, filed by Teresa La Dart, “legally and factually baseless.”
The lawsuit, filed in August 2022, claims that Swift’s book copied her use of “pastel pins and blues,” an image of the author “photographed in a downward pose,” and the books overall format, among other things.
Attorney Doug Baldrige wrote, “These allegedly-infringing elements, each a generic design format, are not subject to copyright protection. Thus, defendants could not possibly have infringed plaintiff’s copyright.”