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.
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.
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.
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.
2020 • In the media • UK
Claimant Work: Oh Why
Defendant Work: Shape Of You
Another case was brought against Ed Sheeran in 2018, claiming that his song Shape Of You copied an earlier song by Sami Switch called Oh Why.