Ed Sheeran to endure $100 million trial over Marvin Gaye’s copyright claim

Ed Sheeran must endure copyright trial over Thinking Out Loud, judge orders

English singer Ed Sheeran will allegedly undergo trial in his 100 million dollar copyright case over asserts he copied his hit 2014 song ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On. Presently, a Manhattan federal judge declined the 31-year-old singer’s achievements to chuck out the long-haul copyright issue.

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As per Sheeran’s lawyers, the legal action was not valid because the parts that were identical in the two songs were not distinct enough to be masked under a copyright claim. Mentioning a number of other songs including ‘Since I Lost My Baby’ as examples of songs with identical tunes, his legal team disagreed that the case is not justified.

Though, the US district judge Louis Stanton said that there was “no visible rule”, and that Ed Sheeran must undergo a jury to solve the problem. The judge also extracted disparity between musical authority as a reason for his conclusion.

Ed Sheeran to face trial

Work may be copyrightable even though it is wholly a combination of different elements. “Although the two musicals are not the same, a jury could find that the flap between the songs’ mixer of chord advancement and rhythm is nearly the same,” Stanton said.

The civil trial will take place in Manhattan. The date is still not decided. This is not the only trial the singer is facing over his track ‘Thinking Out Loud’. Structured Asset Sales (SAS), which obtained a part of the estate of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote ‘Let’s Get It On, has also filed a second case which is presently on pause.

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The assert over Thinking Out Loud was actually lodged in 2018, not by Gaye’s family but by investment banker David Pullman and a company called Structured Asset Sales, which has obtained a part of the estate of Let’s Get It On co-writer Ed Townsend.