Ed Sheeran claims 'important' victory in second lawsuit

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18 May 2023, 15:38

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Ed Sheeran will be celebrating again after he has been victorious once more in court.

The star has now won his second copyright lawsuit.

It was the second case brought over his song Thinking Out Loud.

U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton dismissed the second case on Tuesday.

It again related to Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' and Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'.

Ed won the first case recently, after threatening to quit music if he lost.

His co-writer went and had a tattoo to celebrate the win.

The second case was brought by Structured Asset Sales LLC (SAS).

Investment banker David Pullman owns SAS and also owns part of co-writer Ed Townsend's copyright of Let's Get It On.

He alleged "the combination of the chord progression and the harmonic rhythm used in Thinking Out Loud is substantially similar to that in Let's Get It On, and thus infringes the work".

It has now been ruled that the elements are too common to merit copyright protection.

Sheeran's attorney Ilene Farkas hails the decision as "an important victory not only for Ed" and his co-writer Amy Wadge, "but for all songwriters and consumers of music", according to Reuters.

This latest action relates to the sheet music of the two songs.

However, this is not the end for Ed.

It has been reported that SAS has filed another lawsuit against Sheeran.

Sheeran recently broke down onstage, crying over the loss of his dear friend.

He has also opened up about how proud he is of Harry Styles.