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Ed Sheeran To Stand Trial Over Claim He Copied Marvin Gaye Song

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Ed Sheeran has been ordered to stand trial in the U.S. over an allegation that his hit song “Thinking Out Loud” copied Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” 

Manhattan District Judge Louis Stanton on Thursday denied the British hitmaker’s bid to have the copyright infringement suit dismissed, ruling that a jury should decide if the 2014 song is substantially similar to Gaye’s 1973 hit song. 

News of the trial comes mere months after Sheeran won a copyright trial over his song “Shape of You” in the U.K., with the singer and his co-songwriters being awarded almost $1 million in legal costs. 

The latest case, which was originally lodged in 2018, is not being pursued by Gaye’s family, but rather by Structured Asset Sales LLC, which owns part of the estate of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote “Let’s Get It On.”

Source: Daily Mail.

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