Copyright case

Judge rejects Ed Sheeran's appeal of copyright lawsuit

Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' was released in 1973, and Sheeran released number-one hit 'Thinking Out Loud' in 2013.

US District Judge Louis Stanton said a jury should decide the outcome of the lawsuit, but said he found "substantial similarities between several of the two works' musical elements".

The suit was brought against Sheeran, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and Atlantic Records by the estate of the late Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the Gaye hit.

Sheeran denies ripping off the song.