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Ed Sheeran Joins Lana Del Rey In Getting Sued For Allegedly Copying Music

He co-wrote the song in question with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

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Ed Sheeran has been named in a lawsuit along with country singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, in a case of alleged copyright infringement.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill had a hit with the song ‘The Rest Of Our Life’ last year – the song was co-written with Ed Sheeran. However, Australian duo Sean Carey and Beau Golden have claimed that the tune has been copied from their 2014 track ‘When I Found You’, written for Jasmine Rae.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair are seeking $5 million (roughly £3.5 million), a share of royalties plus an injunction permanently blocking the use of the song.

In the complaint, the plaintiffs claimed: “The copying is, in many instances, verbatim, note-for-note copying of original elements of the Song, and is obvious to the ordinary observer.”

Carey and Golden are being reperesented by well-known attorney Richard Busch, who successfully won a trial for the family of Marvin Gaye who accused ‘Blurred Lines’ of copying Gaye’s ‘Got To Give It Up’.

You can have a listen to the two tracks below:

Interestingly, this new lawsuit comes in the same week that Lana Del Rey and Radiohead have made similar headlines.

McGraw, Hill and Sheeran are yet to respond to the suit.

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