A US court has ruled that British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran did not copy Marvin Gaye's “Let's Get It On” when composing “Thinking Out Loud”.
Sheeran had denied stealing elements of the song for his 2014 worldwide hit.
Heirs of Gaye's co-writer argued that Sheeran, Warner Music Group and Sony Music Publishing owed them money for copyright infringement.
Sheeran had said he would give up his music career if found guilty at the the trial in New York.
Speaking outside court, Sheeran says he was "obviously very happy" with the ruling.
He says it looks like he is not going to have to retire from his day job after all.
He says artists need to be able to create original music "without worrying at every step on the way that said creativity will be wrongly called into question.
Source: BBC News
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