Ed Sheeran faces a copyright lawsuit accusing him of plagiarizing parts of his hit song 'Thinking Out Loud.'
The lawsuit was filed by the estate of Ed Townsend, co-writer of the Marvin Gaye classic 'Let's Get It On.'
Sheeran's defense team argues that the similarities are based on musical elements that are in the public domain.
The trial has begun in New York, with Sheeran in attendance to defend himself.
If found guilty, Sheeran could be ordered to pay damages, and he has threatened to quit the music industry if that happens.
The trial is expected to last for several weeks and features expert testimony on both sides.
The outcome of the case could have significant implications for the music industry and copyright law.
Sheeran has faced similar accusations in the past, including a case involving his hit 'Photograph.'
Many in the music industry are closely watching the case, which could set a precedent for future copyright lawsuits.
Regardless of the outcome, the case serves as a reminder of the importance of proper attribution and respect for intellectual property in the music industry.