Ed Sheeran faces $20 million ‘Photograph’ suit led by ‘Blurred Lines’ lawyers
LOS ANGELES — Two songwriters are claiming that Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph” is a copy — and they’ve enlisted a legal team with a track record for proving just that.
Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard have filed a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit against the British singer-songwriter, whose 2014 hit they claim is largely a “note-for-note copying” of “Amazing,” a song they wrote in 2009 and recorded by X Factor winner Matt Cardle in 2012.
They have have hired attorney Richard Busch, who successfully represented Marvin Gaye’s family in the now-infamous “Blurred Lines” trial, which found Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams guilty of copying Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” Read more…
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