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14:02, June 9

Ed Sheeran faces $20M lawsuit, Daily Mail has learned.

The British musician, 25, is being sued for $20million (£13.7M) over copyright - and the attorney in the case just won the Marvin Gaye lawsuit over infringement on Blurred Lines.

The British musician, 25, has been accused of making a 'note-for-note copy' of a Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard song called Amazing, released by X Factor winner Matt Cardle six years ago.

Ed's song Photograph came out in 2014 as part of the No. 2 album Multiply and has most recently been used in the soundtrack for big screen romance Me Before You.
In court documents obtained by MailOnline on Wednesday, Harrington and Leonard, along with HaloSongs, can be seen to bring an action against Ed and co-writer Johnny McDaid, from Snow Patrol.

They are specifically accused of, 'participating in a scheme aiding, inducing, and contributing to copyright infringement in the U.S.'

According to the plaintiffs, Photograph - among others on the album - 'copied, and exploited, without authorization or credit, the work of other active, professional songwriters, on a breathtaking scale, unabashedly taking credit for the work of these songwriters by claiming it to be their own.'

Harrington and Leonard therefore believe that their song has been copied by Sheeran.

It was originally released by Matt, who won British TV talent competition The X Factor in 2010, though Amazing charted at No84 in UK

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