“Lawsuit against Ed Sheeran”

The recent decision in a copyright infringement action against British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is covered in the Rolling Stone article “Ed Sheeran Verdict: Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” and “Thinking Out Loud.” According to the lawsuit, Sheeran’s popular song “Thinking Out Loud” plagiarised large portions of Marvin Gaye’s timeless ballad “Let’s Get It On.”

This describes the lawsuit’s history and the arguments put out by either side. It also explores the background of copyright infringement lawsuits in the music industry and the difficulty in identifying what makes music creative.

In the end, the jury determined that Sheeran’s song violates “Let’s Get It On”‘s copyright, and they mandated that he pay compensation to the estate of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the Gaye song. According to the news, this decision may have wider ramifications for other copyright infringement cases in the music industry.

This describes an interesting and informative look at the legal and artistic issues surrounding the case. It offers insight into the challenges of protecting intellectual property in music, as well as the ongoing conversation about what constitutes originality and creativity in the industry.

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