Ed Sheeran has won a copyright case involving his 2017 smash single "Shape of You"

On Wednesday, Grammy-winning musician Ed Sheeran won a UK copyright dispute over his 2017 hit "Shape of You."

Then slammed a "culture" of frivolous lawsuits meant to extort money from artists eager to avoid a trial.

The singer and his co-writers, Snow Patrol's John McDaid and producer Steven McCutcheon, denied the song copied part of Sami Chokri's "Oh Why" from 2015.

"While we're obviously pleased with the outcome, I believe claims like this are far too common and have become a culture where a claim--

--is made with the expectation of a settlement rather than going to court," Sheerhan said in a video posted to Twitter. "It hurts the songwriting industry."

Andrew Sutcliffe, the co-authors' lawyer, "They are inextricably linked," Oh Why argued.

He claimed Sheeran had "Oh Why" in his head when writing "Shape of You" in 2016.

The plaintiffs claimed that the chorus of "Shape Of You" was "strikingly similar" to their track's refrain "Oh why, Oh why, Oh why."

"I've always been fair in crediting people who contribute to my albums," Sheeran said during the 11-day trial.

Sheeran "neither deliberately nor subconsciously" copied a phrase from "in his hit song "Oh Why"

The case, said Sheeran, McDaid, and Mac, was more than financial. Trial stress reduces creativity, reduces time for music making, and takes an emotional toll, they claim.

"It's excruciatingly painful to defend yourself against accusations of doing something you haven't done and never will."

"Shape of You" was the UK's top-selling song in 2017.

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