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Ed Sheeran and 'Shape of You' co-writers awarded $1 million in legal costs in copyright case

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The singer and his co-writers Steven McCutcheon and Johnny McDaid were accused of copying the 2015 song Oh Why by grime artist Sami Chokri, also known as Sami Switch, with the "Oh I" phrase in their 2017 chart-topping single. Following an 11-day trial in March, the judge ruled that Sheeran had "neither deliberately nor subconsciously copied" Chokri's song, written by Chokri and Ross O'Donoghue. After the verdict, the lawyers for Chokri and O'Donoghue argued that Sheeran and his co-writers should pay their own legal costs...

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