Hayleigh Bosher, ‘Sheeran succeeds in “Shape of You” music copyright infringement claim’

Sheeran and Others v Chokri and Others [2022] EWHC 187 (Ch), 6 April 2022. This case involved an assessment of UK copyright infringement, including the application of the question of independent creation and substantial similarity in relation to the copying of a musical work. Ed Sheeran and the co-writers of the song ‘Shape of You’ were accused of infringing the copyright of Sam Chokri in his earlier song ‘Oh Why’. The EWHC considered the two key elements of the test for copyright infringement …” (more)

Hayleigh Bosher, ‘Sheeran succeeds in “Shape of You” music copyright infringement claim’, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, https://doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpac055. Published 15 June.

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