Artist and songwriter Ed Sheeran's attempt to have a copyright infringement claim dismissed has been denied by a New York district court judge.
- The claim was made by the heirs of Edward B. Townsend, who cowrote the track Let's Get It On with soul legend Marvin Gaye in 1973.
Features and Benefits
- Details the application for summary judgement by the artist Ed Sheeran in a copyright infringement case.
- Explains why the judge in the case refused the summary judgement application.
Key questions answered
- On what grounds did Ed Sheeran attempt to have a copyright infringement claim dismissed?
- Why was the application denied, and what happens now?
Table of contents
Ed Sheeran and the rise in music plagiarism claims
A new year and a new court case
Commonplace musical elements and substantial similarity