Ed Sheeran won a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against him for alleged copyright infringement in his popular song “Shape of You” in 2018.The Grammy-winning song, which also holds the title of the most streamed song on Spotify, was accused of being too similar to “Oh Why” by Sami Switch. The lawsuit raised questions for the music industry as to the issues associated with the increase of copyright infringement suits and the damaging effects that they may have on the music industry.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on October 4, 2022. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Grife, Shayna, "Ed Sheeran Copyright Victory Highlights Issues in the Music Industry" (2022). AELJ Blog. 330.