Ed Sheeran could lose $100 million due to plagiarism
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Structured Asset Sales (SAS) LLC is seeking a $100 million lawsuit against British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, Billboard reports. He is accused of gross copyright infringement and will soon be heard by a jury in New York.
Fans of the 31-year-old Sheeran remember his 2014 hit Thinking Out Load well. According to representatives of the company SAS LLC, Ed borrowed the song's motive, as well as rhythmic, instrumental and dynamic elements from the hit Let's Get It One, which was performed in 1973 by Marvin Gaye. Part of the copyright for the latest work belongs to SAS LLC, which filed a lawsuit in Manhattan court for plagiarism by Sheeran.
This case has been in court since 2018, but the lawyers for the plaintiff and defendant stood firm on his, from time to time arranging a shootout with arguments and evidence. As a result, the other day, Judge Louis Stanton, who is in charge of this case, decided to speed up the process. At the same time, he stated that the arguments of both sides are not very convincing, which means that the jury will decide on the plagiarism case. A court date will be set soon. Ed Sheeran will need to attend the hearing along with his lawyers, as well as give his explanations to the jury.