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Song Plagiarism

Singer Ed Sheeran is the latest artist to find himself embroiled in the music industry's debate over the art of original songwriting. This week, Sheeran won the high court case that saw him accused of plagiarising a 2015 song "Oh Why" with his 2017 hit track "Shape of You." The pop star hit out at the damaging culture that sees settlements paid to avoid court even when a suit is baseless. Learn more about the details of this case and the copyright challenges faced by other artists.

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    Ed Sheeran hits out at culture of 'baseless' copyright claims after court victory

    Ed Sheeran hits out at culture of 'baseless' copyright claims after court victory

    Ed Sheeran has warned that pop stars should not be allowed to be "easy targets" for copyright claims after winning his court battle with the writers of a song they claimed he had plagiarised. A High Court judge ruled that the singer had not copied part of his hit, Shape of You, from Oh Why, by Sami …

    Ed Sheeran on Shape of You plagiarism battle after win: 'I'm not a corporation'
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    Ed Sheeran on Shape of You plagiarism battle after win: 'I'm not a corporation'

    The British singer Ed Sheeran has won a high court battle over a plagiarism accusation for his hit single Shape of You. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube...

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