Just like the phrase “Are you ready to rrrrrrrrrrrrumble?” has been solidly trademarked (meaning anyone who wants to use it has to pay), Taylor Swift’s people have trademarked “this…sick…beat” for her exclusive use. Because as we know, nothing says “sick beats” like Taylor Swift.
Props then to metal singer Perculate for doing this:
Trademarks are a direct attack on one of the most fundamental and inalienable rights of all: our freedom of speech. If you give the bourgeoisie an inch, they will take a mile…and everything else you have in the process. They have already privatized land, water, and words. After language, they will next try to privatize air. But, although the rich can try, they will never truly own the words we use and the language we speak.
Take that, Taylor.