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Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill settle copyright lawsuit

NEW YORK: Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have settled a copyright lawsuit claiming that their song “The Rest of Our Life” was a “blatant” rip-off of a song by two Australian songwriters, titled “When I Found You.”

A lawyer for the songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden said all parties have agreed in principle to settle the case, and have it dismissed in 30 days if all “final issues” are resolved.

The settlement was disclosed in a letter filed on Thursday night with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

They sued in January, one month after Rae told them a fan had tweeted her, asking if she had heard McGraw’s and Hill’s song because it sounded “remarkably like” her own.

Rae was open to pursuing songwriting royalties but did not want to sue the couple or Sony, and was not a plaintiff, according to the complaint.

The case is Carey et al v Sheeran et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 18-00214.

 

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