A copyright trial over similarities between Ed Sheeran and Marvin Gaye is won by Ed Sheeran
The jury found that Ed Sheeran did not copy Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” with his hit “Thinking Out Loud.”
A jury of three men and four women deliberated for less than three hours before reaching their verdict.
Sheeran has not been found guilty in this bifurcated trial, meaning it is divided into the “guilt” phase and the “penalty” phase.
In 2018, the estate of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the 1973 R&B classic with Gaye, filed a copyright lawsuit.