Ed Sheeran’s Copyright Trial Win
Ed Sheeran, the famous singer-songwriter, was recently sued by the heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the classic “Let’s Get It On” with Marvin Gaye. The lawsuit claimed that Sheeran’s hit song “Thinking Out Loud” was a copy of the iconic track.
The Trial and Verdict
The case went to trial and after a lengthy legal battle, a jury found in favor of Ed Sheeran. The jury determined that although there were similarities between “Thinking Out Loud” and “Let’s Get It On,” Sheeran did not infringe upon Gaye’s copyright. This verdict was a huge relief for Sheeran and his team, who had been battling this case for several years.
Ed Sheeran’s Statement
After the verdict was announced, Sheeran spoke to the press and released a statement outside of the courthouse. In his statement, Sheeran expressed his gratitude towards the jury, his lawyers, and his fans for their unwavering support throughout the trial.
Full Statement of Ed Sheeran:
“I am pleased to finally put this matter behind me. It has been a difficult and stressful time, but I am so grateful for the support of my fans, my family, and my legal team. I am also grateful to the jurors who listened to this case with an open mind and came to the conclusion that there was no infringement here. I write music to bring people together and I am proud of the way that ‘Thinking Out Loud’ has resonated with so many people around the world. Thank you again.”
The verdict in Ed Sheeran’s copyright trial marks a significant victory for the singer-songwriter. While many songwriters are facing legal battles over copyright infringement, Sheeran’s win may have set a precedent for future cases of this nature. Fans of Ed Sheeran can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their favorite artist will not be forced to pay millions of dollars in damages.