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Setlist: Ed Sheeran tells the High Court he’s no song thief

By and | Published on Monday 14 March 2022

Ed Sheeran

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Ed Sheeran’s trip to the High Court in London in a bid to defeat a song-theft lawsuit filed against him and his musical collaborators in relation to his 2017 track ‘Shape Of You’, and the return of LimeWire – not as a piece of peer-to-peer file-sharing software, but as a music NFT marketplace.

SECTION TIMES
01: Ed Sheeran (00:05:40)
02: LimeWire (00:23:13)
(Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

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STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
• Musical “magpie” Ed Sheeran in court over Shape Of You song theft claims
Ed Sheeran testifies in Shape Of You song-theft dispute
Musical “magpie” Ed Sheeran is also a “music squirrel”, says lawyer in Shape Of You song-theft case
Johnny McDaid takes to the stand in Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You song-theft battle
Another Ed Sheeran collaborator testifies in Shape Of You song-theft case
LimeWire to relaunch as NFT marketplace

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Writers of TLC’s No Scrubs given credits on Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You (March 2017)
Ed Sheeran settles Photograph song-theft lawsuit (April 2017)
LimeWire founder settles out of court for $105 million (May 2011)
Merlin settles with LimeWire (March 2012)
So where exactly did the bogus “$72 trillion” claim come from? (May 2012)

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