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Music copyright infringements fall into three different categories; Decided, Settled and cases In the media. To view cases on our website select from the list below or filter by category.

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Estate of Ed Townsend vs Sheeran and others

2016 • In the media • US District Court for the Southern District of New York (Manhattan)

Claimant Work: Let's Get It On

Defendant Work: Thinking Out Loud

A case was brought in 2016 against Ed Sheeran, his publisher and record label, for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye classic Let's Get It On in his song Thinking Out Loud.

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Marvin Gaye estate and Bridgeport Music, Inc. vs Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams

2015 • In the media • USA, 9th Circuit, California

Claimant Work: Got To Give It Up

Defendant Work: Blurred Lines

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Famous Music LLC vs IdeaVillage Products Corp

2017 • In the media • New York, USA

Claimant Work: Mission: Impossible (Theme)

Defendant Work: Sonic Groom

Variety.com reported that a suit was filed early in August by Famous Music LLC, publishers of the Mission: Impossible Theme, against IdeaVillage Products Corp, who make a shaver called Sonic Groom.

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Warner Chappell Music Ltd vs EMI Music Publishing Ltd

2018 • In the media •

Claimant Work: Creep

Defendant Work: Get Free

US singer songwriter Lana Del Rey tweeted confirmation on 7 January 2018 that there was a "lawsuit" against her song Get Free on behalf of Radiohead's song Creep, giving details of negotiations around a share of publishing royalties.

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Carey and Golden vs Sheeran, Hill, McGraw and others

2018 • In the media • New York, USA

Claimant Work: When I Found You

Defendant Work: The Rest Of Our Life

Ed Sheeran, as co-writer of a song for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, has been named as a defendant on 10 January 2018 in a new case to emerge, claiming copyright infringement of the country music duet The Rest Of Our Life against Jasmine Rae's 2015 song When I Found You.

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May vs Miley Cyrus, Sony Music and others

2018 • In the media • New York, USA, Southern District

Claimant Work: We Run Things

Defendant Work: We Can't Stop

An action was brought against Miley Cyrus, her co-writers, publisher and record label in March 2018 claiming that her song We Can't Stop infringed the copyright in We Run Things a 1988 song by the artist Flourgon, a pseudonym of writer and performer Michael May.