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Ed Sheeran Sued For $20million For Allegedly Copying A Song By The X Factor’s Matt Cardle

British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran has been sued for $20m by Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard, and their publishing company HaloSongs for allegedly copying their 2009 song “Amazing to form his song “Photograph”.
According to Harrington and Leonardo, their  single was sung by Matt Cardle, the winner of the 2010 season of The X Factor and in exclusive court documents obtained by E! News, claim that;
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“the song’s similarities reach the very essence of the work, the similarities go beyond substantial, which is itself sufficient to establish copyright infringement, and are in fact striking.”
Busch, lawyers to Harrington and Leonardo told NBC News, “My clients are professional songwriters. Their work is their life and I am honored that they have trued me with this very important case. We set out the facts in the lawsuit in great detail.”
The plaintiffs have estimated that the defendants (including Sheeran) have profited over $20 million, and they are seeking statutory damages as well as either a running royalty or an injunction.

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18 Comments
  1. olan says

    Nonesense

  2. Deji says

    Ubserious

  3. Abu says

    Hmm funny thing

  4. koleex says

    hmm

  5. renewed says

    Hmm

  6. jendor says

    Cant he just compose on his own?

  7. Lawrence says

    copy copy… haa.

  8. amazing says

    Plagriasm

    1. Ade says

      plagiarism

  9. Pelumi says

    u shld av askd for his copyright

  10. Sharks says

    But y na

  11. Tosin says

    Thats not proper jorh.. Whats the big deal pls?

  12. Mosabic says

    Oyinbo people and thier wahala

  13. Sammie says

    20 million wow .

  14. BEN10 says

    See money oo

  15. abbey says

    Hmmmmn…song theft

  16. abbey says

    The money too much o…oyinbo sha..dem too strict

  17. Ade says

    make him pay

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