Ed Sheeran: All Copyright Lawsuits Filed Against Him!

Farwa Raza

Published on:

Quick Pickup:

  • Ed Sheeran has the title of being the most reproduced British artist in the United Kingdom
  • One of the most influential figures in the music industry on the entire planet, and the owner of unique charisma.
  • But all of the above does not exempt him from accusations of plagiarism that he has had to face throughout his career.

The artist owner of hits such as “Shape of You” or “Perfect” even had to pay the figure of 14 million pounds when he received accusations of plagiarism for one of his most famous songs, “Photograph”. In the past, Leonard and Martin Harrington, composers of Amazing, pointed out Ed Sheeran for copying them and the courts agreed with them.

Later, when Ed Sheeran published “Thinking Out Loud” six years ago, he also faced a dispute with the heirs of Marvin Gaye, after they alleged that Thinking Out Loud bears a resemblance to Gaye’s Let’s Get It On. Recently the court determined that Ed Sheeran could face a new trial for plagiarism.

Read Also  Outlander Season 7: What we should expect from the new season of the series

The British artist was accused last year of plagiarizing Marvin Gaye’s original song. Now the record “allows the court to reasonably infer that the plaintiff has ownership of the 2020 copyright.” That is, you can file a copyright lawsuit against the singer of hits like “Shape of You.”

As reported by the Reuters news agency, the judge left the case on hold, citing a “significant overlap” with the plaintiff’s separate lawsuit against Ed Sheeran for a 1973 copyright-based solely on the score of Marvin’s song. Gaye. But this is not the first time he has faced a plagiarism lawsuit.

1 thought on “Ed Sheeran: All Copyright Lawsuits Filed Against Him!”

  1. The” Photograph” accusation was settled out of court. The only detail made public was both parties agreed to
    NO admission of guilt on Sheeran’s part. ( there were multiple song writers, producers involved in the songs creation )
    No settlement amount was made public. I’m guessing there was a non-disclosure agreement and if somehow this supposed amount is now public knowledge someone violated their non-disclosure agreement and potentially would have to give the money back. (Remember the Huey Lewis case?).
    The “Let’s Get It On” litigation has been going on for years. The first case filed was dismissed by the judge.
    Basic building blocks of music have never been copyrightable. This lawsuit(s) challenges the very principle of the way ALL music has been created for centuries by EVERYONE. If it were to be allowed, entire genres of music would be considered plagiarized.


Leave a Comment