Big Law

Copyright Case Over Ed Sheeran’s Song ‘Thinking Out Loud’ Continues in a New York Appeals Court

In May 2023, Ed Sheeran emerged victorious in two back-to-back copyright infringement cases, filed nearly half a decade earlier, alleging that his 2014 hit Thinking Out Loud had ripped off Marvin Gaye’s 1973 classic track Let’s Get It On.

However, as it turned out, that wasn’t the end of the story for the closely-watched civil case, as the plaintiffs in both cases appealed the ruling. Last September, one of those plaintiffs – the estate of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote Gaye’s Let’s Get It On – withdrew their appeal. But the other plaintiff carried on.

That plaintiff is Structured Asset Sales LLC (SAS), a company founded and led by investment banker David Pullman, best known for inventing “Bowie bonds,” a type of asset-backed security that used royalties from David Bowie’s music sales and live performances as collateral.

Read the source article at Music Business Worldwide

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