"So is the "100 percent that bitch" line original enough to win a copyright suit? Experts aren't so sure. Ben Depoorter, a copyright law professor from UC Hastings, points out a major barrier: short phrases are excluded from copyright protection as a way to ensure that intellectual property law isn't used to stifle free speech. "Even if it’s particularly novel, ingenious or interesting wordplay, a short sentence in and of itself does not entitle you to copyright protection," he says. Read more about Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts' Saga: Can You Sue Over a Copied Tweet?
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