Ed Sheeran is reportedly in line to face a $100 million lawsuit for ‘Thinking Out Loud’. Recently, Ed Sheeran was summoned to court by US Judge Louis Stanton in a $100 million copyright issue.
He began by outlining the lack of any sort of "bright-line rule," adding that a jury would be responsible with coming to a conclusion, according to People magazine.
There is no hard-and-fast rule that the combination of two unprotectable parts is insufficiently many to qualify as an original work, the author asserted in his writing.
Even when a piece of work is fully made up of unprotectable materials, it may nonetheless be copyrighted. For those who are unaware, this dispute with the co-author, Ed Townsend, began in 2016.
After selling a third of their shares to Structured Asset Sales for $100 million that same year, Townsend's family also filed a lawsuit against the artist over Let's Get It On.
Sheeran has stated in the past that accusations of plagiarism can be very harmful to the music business and that with the enormous amount of readily accessible music
There are only so many notes and chords utilised in pop music, he noted in a post on Instagram. There will inevitably be coincidences if 60,000 new songs are added to Spotify every day.
On the grounds that Sheeran made significant financial gains from "Thinking Out Loud," the lawsuit is requesting $100 million in damages.
In November 2014, the song peaked at No. 1 in the UK and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100.
It received 500 million Spotify listens for the first time the next year, and by April 2022, it had received 3.4 billion YouTube views.