Unreleased Ed Sheeran Song Accidentally Played During Copyright Hearing
Ed Sheeran is currently in the High Court defending his song, “Shape of You,” from Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue, who claim the song infringes on the copyright of their 2015 song, “Oh Why.” During court proceedings, a snippet of an unreleased song by Sheeran played leaving the singer confused and questioning his lawyers about how they obtained the song. “That’s a song I wrote last January,” said Sheeran. “How have you got that?” Sheeran’s lawyer, Ian Mill QC said Sheeran was left, “disconcerted” by the music he heard as he was asked to listen to early drafts of “Shape of You.” Mill explained the song played by mistake by Shape Of You co-author, Steven McCutcheon’s computer which housed an iTunes library that included unreleased music. Do you think Sheeran will win his copyright case for “Shape of You?” Have you heard Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue’s “Oh Why?” Is it similar to Sherran’s song?