Ed Sheeran Drops Interesting Threat At Copyright Trial
The Ed Sheeran copyright trial has taken on a new hue after the celebrated musician threatened to quit music if he should lose the case. The songster is standing trial over alleged copyright infringement.
He had allegedly copied part of his song “Thinking Out Loud” from the 1973 scorcher “Let’s Get It On” by Mavin Gaye and Ed Townsend. Neither of them is still on the material plane.
So the case of copyright is being brought by the heirs of Ed Towsend, who are demanding that the British singer share part of the profit from the song with the heirs.
Actually, the lawsuit was filed as far back as 2017, exactly three years after Ed Sheeran released his song. It wasn’t until this year, though, that the case eventually made it to the Manhattan court, where a jury would hear it.
Ed Sheeran, through his lawyers, denies the claims of plagiarism, instead insisting that his song used expressions common in many pop tracks.
Ultimately, of course, it is left to the jury to return a verdict – whatever that might be. It would be interesting to see when Ed Sheeran would win the case, or whether the would actually quit music in the event he should lose.