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Ed Sheeran case updates

Ed Sheeran has featured in two high-profile claims that were decided in the UK and US respectively in 2022 and 2023.

Settled

Hammond and Hazlewood vs Warner Chappell Music Ltd

This little-reported case from 1993, between Creep and The Air That I Breathe, has received considerable attention in 2018 since it was revealed that Radiohead's publishers were consulting with Lana Del Rey's publishers over similarities between her ...

Decided

Frederic Austin vs Columbia Gramophone Co.

The first 20th century infringement case concerns an arrangement of the same public domain material by two separate musicians. Polly was an opera written by librettist John Gay and composer Johann Christoph Pepusch in 1728 and published by ...


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