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Ed Sheeran Wins Marvin Gaye Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Ed Sheeran wins the copyright infringement lawsuit against Marvin Gaye’s estate, successfully defending himself against accusations of copying “Let’s Get It On.”

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Ed Sheeran Wins Marvin Gaye Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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Summary:

  • Ed Sheeran wins the copyright infringement lawsuit against Marvin Gaye’s estate, successfully defending himself against accusations of copying “Let’s Get It On.”
  • The trial overshadowed important events in Sheeran’s life, including the release of his documentary, album, and the start of his tour.
  • Sheeran was unable to attend his grandmother’s funeral due to the trial, causing significant emotional distress for the artist.

Ed Sheeran managed to secure a win in his ongoing copyright infringement lawsuit, but the victory did not come without its own set of emotional challenges.

Throughout the trial, the musician expressed frustration over the accusations that he copied a Marvin Gaye classic.

As reported by Vulture, the case first gained public attention in 2017 when the co-writer and composer of Gaye’s hit song “Let’s Get It On” claimed that Sheeran copied the essence of the song in his own track “Thinking Out Loud.”

The lawsuit alleged that Sheeran borrowed recognizable melodies and rhythms from Gaye’s classic. Since the filing of the lawsuit, the Grammy-winning artist has consistently denied any wrongdoing.

The trial, which took place in 2023, saw Sheeran maintain his innocence. As noted by The New York Post, Sheeran even testified, stating, “If I had done what you are accusing me of doing, I would be quite an idiot to stand on a stage in front of 20,000 people and do that.”

On May 4, the jury ruled in favor of the “Shape of You” singer, finding him not liable for copyright infringement.

Despite the favorable outcome, Sheeran was left feeling more frustrated than elated, as the trial kept him away from his family during a time of personal loss.

The copyright infringement lawsuit may have ended in Ed Sheeran’s favor, but the artist found little reason to celebrate.

In a recent conversation with Gayle King, Sheeran discussed how the trial had overshadowed important events in his life, as reported by People. The singer mentioned the upcoming release of his documentary and album and the start of his tour.

However, he also revealed that his grandmother’s funeral was scheduled during the trial, which prevented him from attending due to his court appearances. According to ABC News, Sheeran was unable to be present at his grandmother’s service.

After the jury’s decision, the “Thinking Out Loud” singer expressed his disappointment over missing such an important family event. “Being in New York for this trial meant that I missed my grandmother’s funeral in Ireland, and I will never get that time back,” he lamented. Sheeran went on to describe the significant toll the trial had taken on him and his loved ones.

While it was evident that Sheeran was deeply affected by his absence at his grandmother’s funeral, he hopes that no other songwriter will have to endure a similar situation in the future.

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