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A U.S. federal judge has ruled in favor of Ed Sheeran in a copyright lawsuit
The lawsuit alleged that Sheeran had copied parts of Marvin Gaye's song "Let's Get It On"
The judge ruled that the similarities between the two songs were not significant enough to support a claim of copyright
The lawsuit was filed in 2018 by the heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote "Let's Get It On" with Marvin Gaye
The plaintiffs claimed that Sheeran's song copied the melody, harmony, and rhythm of "Let's Get It On."
Sheeran denied the allegations, and his lawyers argued
The ruling is a significant victory for Sheeran, who has faced several
The case has been closely watched in the music industry
The case also highlights the importance of expert testimony in copyright cases
The ruling could have implications for future copyright lawsuits in the music industry