Is ‘Thinking Out Loud’ a knockoff? Ed Sheeran sued for copyright violations

Gelo Lasin

Uh-oh

Grammy award-winning singer Ed Sheeran is being sued for $100 mil by Marvin Gaye’s camp for apparently ripping off the late icon’s hit ‘Let’s Get It On’ for Ed’s 2014 single ‘Thinking Out Loud’

bbc.co.uk

This marks the third time the singer has been accused of copyright violations for his songs, with the first being against Australian artist Jasmin Rae’s track ‘When I Found You’ and the other for X Factor winner Matt Cardle’s 2012 single, ‘Amazing.’

This isn’t the first for Gaye’s camp either

Back in 2014, Marvin Gaye’s family won a $ 74 million lawsuit against Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams after claiming that ‘Blurred Lines’ was a rip-off of ‘Gotta Give It Up’

But with Ed’s case, Marvin Gaye’s family isn’t even involved

Instead, the lawsuit is being headed by a dude named David Pullman and a company called Structured Asset Sales, which owns 1/3 of the rights to ‘Let’s Get It On’.

Marvin’s family hasn’t made any similar claim against Ed, which makes this story seem less like a legit copyright issue, and more of a shady attempt to squeeze as much money as possible out of an investment.

Listen here and decide for yourself

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