Pop superstar Ed Sheeran wins High Court copyright battle

Ed Sheeran has won a High Court battle over whether his song Shape of You copied another artist’s song.

Two songwriters, Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue, had alleged that Ed’s 2017 hit Shape of You infringed on ‘particular lines and phrases’ from their track, Oh Why.

Sheeran and his Shape of You co-writers, Snow Patrol’s John McDaid and producer Steven McCutcheon, were accused of ripping off the 2015 song, however, in a ruling on Wednesday, Mr Justice Zacaroli concluded that Sheeran ‘neither deliberately nor subconsciously’ copied a phrase from Oh Why when writing Shape of You.

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