(London) British pop star Ed Sheeran has been awarded the more than €1 million (C$1.4 million) version of damages covering his legal costs in a successful legal battle against perpetrators -composers who accused him of plagiarism.
Release June 21
In early April, the 31-year-old singer won his case before the High Court in London, after a trial he considered emblematic of abusive practices that undermine the music industry.
For justice, he did not copy, neither “deliberately” nor “unknowingly”, part of the melody of the song Oh why (2015) by Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue for his planetary hit shape of youone of the best-selling titles in the world.
In a supplementary judgment on Tuesday, Judge Antony Zacaroli ruled that the unsuccessful suspects should pay court costs of £916,200 (currently £1,452,635).
During the trial, which lasted ten days in March, the two titles were broadcast – as well as, by mistake, an extract from one of his unreleased songs.
Ed Sheeran then denied “borrowing” ideas from little-known composers, while the lawyer for the suspects, while acknowledging his “genius”, accused him of being “a magpie”, in reference to the thurs bird is sometimes accused of being a thief.