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BREAKING: Ed Sheeran wins copyright suit after being sued for allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye’s song

BREAKING: Ed Sheeran wins copyright suit after being sued for allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye's song

Ed Sheeran has been vindicated by a court after being sued over copyright issues. The singer was accused of ripping off Marvin Gaye’s song in his single, ‘Thinking Out Loud’, which he won a Grammy  award. The lawsuit, which was initially filed in 2016, alleged striking similarities and overt common elements between Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and the 1973 soul classic. The copyright infringement lawsuit reportedly sought $100 million in damages. But on Thursday, a Manhattan Jury found that Sheeran independently created his song and did not infringe on the copyright of Gaye’s song. Speaking on the verdict, Sheeran said eight years was spent talking about two songs with dramatically different lyrics and chords which can be used by songwriters every day all over the world. The 32-year-old pop star said the accusation against him is unbelievably frustrating. “I’m obviously very happy with the outcome of the case. It looks like I’m not having to retire from my day job after all,” he said. “But at the same time I’m unbelievably frustrated that baseless claims like this are allowed to go court at all.”

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