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Ed Sheeran Wins Copyright Case

May 8, 2023Lindsey Magee

Narrative Intelligence - Ed Sheeran's Copyright Case

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. 

Key Insights

  • “King Charles” and “funeral in Ireland” are trending among surfaced keywords.
  • Left bias is prominent among sources on this narrative. 
  • This case is picking up momentum as of May 8th, after hitting its peak in the previous week. 
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