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The Internet Isn't Happy About Taylor Swift's Abuse of Her Trademarks

Did you know Taylor Swift holds the trademark for such phrases as "this sick beat" "cause we never go out of style" and "nice to meet you. where you been?" Taylor's team is incredibly protective of her intellectual property, and recently it's gotten her into a bit of trouble with fans.

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    tweets about a podcast disappearing after talking about a Taylor Swift song
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    Swift's legal team has been going after innocuous fan accounts and podcasts for allegedly violating copyright laws, causing outrage amongst Taylor fans and haters alike. In the case of the Citizen Radio podcast, the cease and desist notice they received claimed Citizen Radio had played a Taylor Swift song in their podcast, but the podcasters claim they only recited lyrics. Another incident involved a Taylor Swift fan page having their tweets blocked based on copyright grounds:



    These incidents have led to some bad blood on the internet, where people have been working Swift's lyrics into sentences followed by a short copyright notice:


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    tweet jokingly crediting Taylor Swift when using a phrase that appeared in her song in a sentence
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    tweet jokingly crediting Taylor Swift when using a phrase that appeared in her song in a sentence
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    tweet jokingly crediting Taylor Swift when using the number "22" in a sentence
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    tweet about Taylor Swift suing the cashier rings you up for 1989
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    Via nystery

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    tweet jokingly crediting Taylor Swift when using the phrase "blank space" in a sentence
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    Via sparlcle

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    tweet jokingly crediting Taylor Swift when using the word "mean" in a sentence

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    tweet jokingly crediting Taylor Swift when using the phrase "shake it off" in a sentence
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    Via foodnun

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    tweet about Taylor Swift suing two trucks for accidentally forming her name when driving next to each other
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    Via memeindex

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    tweet jokingly crediting Taylor Swift when using the number 22

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    tweet about Taylor Swift suing a fan for getting her lyrics tattooed on them
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    meme about Taylor Swift trademarking phrases
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    Please don't sue us, Taylor.

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