Following the case of Ed Sheeran and Marvin Gaye's copyright jury case, the court ruled Ed Sheeran not guilty of the case. It was sued against him over his song “Thinking out loud” of Ed Sheeran and Marvin Gaye's “let's Get It on” for copying the harmonic progression, rhythmic elements and melody without their permission. 


However, after the ruling, Ed Sheeran gave a speech outside the Manhattan courthouse. Stating the following keywords; 

I'm obviously very pleased with how the case turned out. It appears that I won't have to leave my day job after all. At the same time, I find it incredibly frustrating that such illegitimate allegations may ever be heard in court. Over the course of the last eight years, we've discussed two songs with radically different lyrics, melodies, and four chords—all of which are used regularly by songwriters all over the world. These chords are typical building blocks that have been used to produce music long before the song “Let's Get It On” was created, and will continue to be used to create music long after we are all gone. 


We should all have access to them because they are in the alphabet of songwriters and our toolkit. Just as nobody owns the color blue, no one owns them, either, or the way they're played. Sadly, those who present themselves as specialists in musical analysis are stoking rumors like this. The other side's in this case omitted words and notes, presented different and straightforward images as melodies. I believe we have established beyond a reasonable doubt that they attempted to manipulate our song to persuade the jury by drawing false comparisons and spreading misinformation. 


I'm just somebody with a guitar who enjoys writing music that others may listen to. Likewise, I'm not a piggy bank, and I won't ever let someone use me as one. Not only that, but I will never get the time back that I missed spending with my family during my grandmother's funeral in Ireland because I had to be in New York for this trial. 


Everyone involved in these experiments, including Katherine, suffers greatly as a result. I want to express my gratitude to the jury for reaching the conclusion that will support safeguarding songwriters' creative processes both here in the United States and abroad. I also would like to thank all the songwriters and my crew for their support during this challenging journey. 


Across-the-board, Common sense must be restored, and composers and the larger community must band together. These assertions must be refuted in order for the creative process to continue and for everyone to resume generating music. At the same time, we are in dire need of reliable individuals and subject-matter authorities who can assist with the copyright protection procedure.


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