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Ed Sheeran Is a Winner of a Copyright Battle Over His 2017 Song Shape of You

Ed Sheeran Plagiarism

Ed Sheeran is now a winner of a copyright battle over Shape of You. The British singer, along with two of his cowriters and a producer, has been involved in a legal battle with Sami Chokri, who is also known by his pseudonym Sami Switch.

The plaintiff alleged that the musician's hit, released in 2017, uses lines and phrases from his song that appeared in 2015. He and his coauthor Ross O'Donoghue also claimed that the main chorus of Oh I in Shape of You is similar to the refrain of Oh Why in their own song.

Litigation between the two parties began in 2018. Sheeran and Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and Steve McCutcheon have denied all accusations of plagiarism. Now, the High Court in London has ruled that Sheeran did not repeat any phrase from Oh Why when writing the lyrics for Shape of You.

In 2017, Shape Of You was named the best-selling digital track worldwide. In addition, the song has received over 5.6 billion views on YouTube.

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Earlier, the British musician's song Shape of You became the first in history to break the mark of 3 billion streams on the streaming service Spotify.

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