In a recent legal investigation, singer Ed Sheeran faced scrutiny over allegations of copyright infringement. He received a winning verdict as a result of the lawsuit.
Ed Sheeran has been cleared of accusations that his hit song "Thinking Out Loud" copied Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" after a jury in New York found that the British singer did not steal key components of the classic 1970s tune. The lawsuit was brought by the heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote "Let's Get It On" with Gaye. The trial lasted two weeks and featured a courtroom performance by Sheeran, who had said that the case was a betrayal of the basic nature of creating music. Sheeran had to miss his grandmother's funeral in Ireland to attend the trial.
Read this Narrative Intelligence Brief to learn more about updates on the case.