Ed Sheeran awarded $1.1M after winning ‘Shape of You’ plagiarism lawsuit

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Pop star Ed Sheeran was awarded to the tune of $1.1 million after winning a copyright lawsuit in April. A United Kingdom judge on Tuesday announced Sheeran will receive the amount covering 90% of his legal expenses following the earlier verdict that the singer didn’t plagiarize a Sami Chokri song to make his 2017 track “Shape Of You,” Variety reported. “The starting point is to identify the winners and losers in the action because the general rule is that the unsuccessful party pays the costs of the successful party,” Judge Antony Zacaroli said. “There is no dispute as to this: [Sheeran] undou…

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