Ed Sheeran Wins Copyright Case over 2017 Hit ‘Shape of You’

The British pop star and his co-writers had denied allegations that the song copied part of 2015's “Oh Why” by Sami Chokri.

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FILE - Musician Ed Sheeran arrives at the Rolls Building, High Court in central London, on March 15, 2022. Grammy Award-winning songwriter Ed Sheeran has won Wednesday, April 6, 2022, a U.K. copyright battle over the 2017 hit “Shape of You.’’ (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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LONDON (AP) — Grammy Award-winning songwriter Ed Sheeran won a U.K. copyright battle over his 2017 hit “Shape of You” on Wednesday, then slammed what he described as a “culture” of baseless lawsuits intended to squeeze money out of artists eager to avoid the expense of a trial. The British pop star and his co-writers, Snow Patrol’s John McDaid and producer Steven McCutcheon, had denied allegations that the song copied part of 2015’s “Oh Why”…

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