Ed Sheeran wins Shape of You copyright case

music copyright

Ed Sheeran has won a High Court music copyright battle over his popular 2017 hit Shape of You.

A judge ruled on Wednesday that the singer-songwriter had not plagiarised the 2015 song Oh Why by Sami Chokri.

Chokri, a grime artist who performs under the name Sami Switch, had claimed the “Oh I” hook in Sheeran’s track was “strikingly similar” to an “Oh why” refrain in his own track.

Following the ruling, Sheeran said such “baseless” claims “are way too common”.