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Ed Sheeran looks to dismiss another lawsuit for copyright infringement

Another day, another lawsuit

Ed Sheeran is facing down another lawsuit.

Ed Sheeran has found himself in hot water once again when it comes to his music.

In January, the “Shape of You” singer was served with a lawsuit for copyright infringement for the song “The Rest of Our Life” which he penned for country power couple Faith Hill and her husband Tim McGraw. 

“The Rest of Our Life” was a major smash for Hill and McGraw last year and seemed to have caught the attention of songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden. The two claim that Sheeran stole the melody from their 2014 song “When I Found You” that they had written for Jasmine Rice, according to TMZ.

However, Ed Sheeran has filed his own documents asking the judge to dismiss the case as there isn’t a case to begin with. Sheeran claims that there is no similarities between the two songs and that there was no need to seek permission for their work as “The Rest of Our Life” is an “originally and independently created musical composition.”

This is not the first time that Sheeran has found himself in this situation. In 2016, Sheeran was accused first by Matt Harrington and Thomas Leonard for allegedly ripping off a large piece of their song “Amazing” for X-Factor winner Matt Cardle and used it for his song “Photograph.” He was then sued later that year by Ed Townsend’s heirs for “ripping off the melody, harmony, and rhythm compositions from “Let’s Get It On” for his smash hit, “Thinking Out Loud.”

Then, in 2017, he was accused of stealing parts of “No Scrubs” by TLC and was forced to give former Xscape members Kandi Burruss and Tameka “Tiny” Harris, cowriters of the Grammy winning track, ASCAP credit for their influence on “Shape of You” before that was taken to court.

However, the judge has yet to make a ruling on this case, but upon further listening, it’s clear why Sean Carey and Beau Golden originally filed the lawsuit. Listen to the two tracks below.

 

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