Ed Sheeran wins a copyright battle over 'Shape of You'

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"British musician Ed Sheeran has won a high-profile copyright case over his 2017 hit song "Shape of You"."

"In a London High Court verdict Wednesday, a judge ruled Sheeran did not copy grime artist Sami Switch's song "Oh Why"."

"Switch, whose legal name is Sami Chokri, claimed Sheeran plagiarized a key part of the 2015 song."

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"The plaintiffs alleged that the refrain "Oh I, Oh I, Oh I" in the chorus of "Shape Of You" was "strikingly similar" to the line "Oh why, Oh why, Oh why" in their track."

"In his verdict, Justice Zacaroli wrote he was satisfied Sheeran did not deliberately or subconsciously copy elements of Switch's "Oh Why"."

"Sheeran was accused of copyright infringement before."

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"In 2016, he was sued over his single "Photograph," which was settled out of court, and was accused more than once over his hit "Thinking Out Loud" starting the same year."

"Shape of You" was the biggest-selling song in the U.K. in 2017.

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