After being acquitted of plagiarism, Ed Sheeran receives a million dollars in compensation – Emais

After being acquitted of plagiarism, Ed Sheeran receives a million dollars in compensation

After being acquitted of plagiarism, Ed Sheeran receives a million dollars in compensation Photo: Andrew Kelly / Reuters

LONDON, UK – The British pop star Ed Sheeran on Tuesday received more than $1 million in damages to cover court costs after winning a legal battle with songwriters who accused him of plagiarism.

In early April, London’s High Court ruled the 31-year-old singer right in a judgment considered emblematic of the abusive practices that plague the music industry.

In the court’s opinion, Sheeran did not “deliberately” or “knowingly” copy part of the song’s melody. oh why (2015), composed by Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue, for their Shape of Youone of the most listened to songs in the world.

In a supplementary ruling issued on Tuesday, Judge Antony Zacaroli ruled that plaintiffs should pay court costs of £916,200 ($1.125 million).

During the ten-day trial in March, both songs and, by mistake, a snippet of a previously unreleased song by Ed Sheeran were played.

The artist denied having “borrowed” ideas from lesser-known composers, while the plaintiffs’ lawyer, while acknowledging his “genius”, accused him of being “a crow”, a bird often characterized as a thief.

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