Andrew Sutcliffe QC has suggested Sheeran 'borrows ideas' from other artists

A copyright infringement trial involving international music superstar Ed Sheeran continues at the High Court this week. Sheeran has vehemently denied his 2017 hit song ‘Shape of You’ copies the hook from ‘Oh Why’, a song written in 2015 by grime artist Sami Chokri and co-writer Ross O’Donoghue.

Legal proceedings in relation to the matter began in 2018 after Sheeran sought a declaration from the High Court that Sheeran and his co-writers had not infringed Chokri and Donoghue’s copyright.

Chorki – who performs under the name Sami Switch – and O’Donoghue subsequently issued a claim for copyright infringement, damages and an account of profits.

Sheeran is represented by...

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