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Ed Sheeran Is Vindicated, However Different Copyright Battles Rage On

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This month a jury found that Ed Sheeran did not copy elements of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” for his personal tune “Thinking Out Loud,” a conclusion to a case that has been enjoying out over a number of years, and that was the most recent check of how a lot latitude the authorized system is affording songwriters to assemble new songs utilizing the identical constructing blocks as those who got here earlier than.

Sheeran has been a goal of comparable authorized motion earlier than, and his success on this case would possibly function a dissuading issue for future litigation. Or maybe not: Popular songwriters and pop stars are sometimes enticing targets for lawsuits of this sort, which give potential plaintiffs not less than a small probability at an enormous payoff, deserved or not.

On this week’s Popcast, a dialog concerning the specifics of the Sheeran trial, how this case differed from different latest copyright battles, and the way the present legal guidelines fail to account for the way most modern pop music is at present made.

Content Source: www.nytimes.com

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