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Ed Sheeran Wins Second Copyright Lawsuit

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Ed Sheeran Wins Second Copyright Lawsuit

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Ed Sheeran has won a second copyright lawsuit, similar in nature to his recent victory in the Marvin Gaye trial.

The US District Judge Louis Stanton, who presided over Sheeran’s latest win, reversed his original ruling that the suit filed against Sheeran by Structured Asset Sales LLC over his 2014 song “Thinking Out Loud” deserved to be heard by a jury.

Stanton stated that the chord progression and harmonic rhythm in “Let’s Get It On” are so commonplace that to protect their combination would give “Let’s Get It On” an impermissible monopoly over a basic musical building block.

Structured Asset Sales had accused Sheeran’s 2014 single of infringing on the copyright of Gaye’s 1973 anthem “Let’s Get It On”.

The company co-owns part of the song with the late songwriter Ed Townsend, whose heirs lost to Sheeran in a similar lawsuit weeks prior.

However, Structured Asset Sales still has another lawsuit against Sheeran’s song pending.

Investment banker David Pullman, the company’s owner, is looking to compare the songs’ recordings in this third lawsuit.

Pullman filed his lawsuit five years ago after Townsend’s heirs had separately filed theirs in

This article was updated 4 months ago

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