Judge rejects Ed Sheeran call to drop copyright case

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A US judge has rejected Ed Sheeran’s call for a legal case accusing him of copying parts of Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On to be dropped.

District Judge Louis Stanton said he found “substantial similarities between several of the two works’ musical elements” but, he will let the jury decide.

Ed Sheeran denies ripping off sections of the 1973 classic for his number one hit Thinking Out Loud.

The allegation has been brought against Sheeran, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Atlantic Records by the estate and heirs of the late producer Ed Townsend, who co-wrote Let’s Get It On with Gaye.