Taylor Swift recently trademarked a bunch of her 1989 song lyrics, and she's doing everything in her power to make sure no one else is making a profit off of them – including going after Etsy sellers. In the past month, TSwift's lawyers have sent a number of threatening letters to fans who are making and selling merch with trademarked lyrics on them.
Many fans have spoken out about the recent legal attacks and feel that they haven't done anything wrong. "[Fans] want to contribute and be creative and have fun. These free, loving, creative minds are being stopped by the very artists who have inspired them," an Etsy seller told Buzzfeed.
Another fan said that Taylor's lawyers actually scared her. "When we got the e-mail that the trademark infringement occurred...we were scared. We didn’t even make enough money for a lawyer and this had seemed like such a harmless and fun idea," they said.
While Taylor's recent actions have shocked fans, she's definitely not out of line. After all, she has a legal right to her song lyrics. Plus, fans are free to DIY their own Taylor merch whenever they want – they just can't sell it.
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