Taylor Swift famously removed her music from streaming site Spotify after kicking up a fuss about it preventing fans from purchasing her albums.
Now it looks as though somebody has managed to find a loophole in Spotify’s system - uploading Taylor’s music and giving the copyright to another artist.
Although in a rather sinister turn of events, the artist that they have chosen to credit is convicted paedophile Ian Watkins, who was the frontman of British rock band, Lost Prophets.
Watkins was imprisoned after he was found guilty of twelve sex offences and the attempted rape of a baby, with the rest of Lost Prophets immediately disbanding after they found out what he had done.
Now Taylor’s hit single ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ has been linked back to the criminal, and a spokesperson for Spotify admitted that they would be investigating the case very seriously.
Speaking to The Metro, they explained: “The track in question was delivered to us by a provider, whose responsibility it is to ensure that content delivered to Spotify is fully licensed and in compliance with our Infringement Policy.
“We take the integrity of our catalogue very seriously, and will immediately remove any content that is found to be incorrectly licensed or attributed to the incorrect artist or composer.
“The track was taken down as soon as it was discovered (3 days after it was delivered), and we will be taking the matter further with the provider who delivered this track.”
YouTube user Jared Brown has also uploaded the single to his YouTube account, again crediting the artist as Lost Prophets alongside the tagline: “The last song they ever recorded”.
Taylor Swift has not commented.