Ed Sheeran Lawsuit: Do You Think 'Photograph' Copies 'Amazing'? Vote!

Ed Sheeran performs in Miami
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Ed Sheeran performs at American Airlines Arena on Sept. 9, 2015 in Miami.

Another year, another accusation that a major hit was ripped off from another song. Just this week, the writers of a song recorded by an X Factor winner are suing Ed Sheeran for $20 million, alleging his smash single "Photograph" rips off their 2009 composition "Amazing." Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard, two career songwriters, claim Sheeran's top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit copies "Amazing" from X Factor winner Matt Cardle "note for note."

While lawsuits like these are increasingly common, this one does set itself apart from the pack by boasting Richard Busch -- the man who successfully won the controversial "Blurred Lines" trial for Marvin Gaye's estate -- as the prosecuting attorney. 

'X Factor' Winner Distances Himself From Ed Sheeran Lawsuit

While the final verdict will be left to a court of law, that hasn't stopped Sheerios from blasting it on Twitter. Cardle himself made a point to let the world know that he is not part of this lawsuit and has nothing but respect for the U.K. singer-songwriter.

But what do you think about the rip-off allegations? Take a listen to the songs below for a comparison of the alleged similarities, and let us know your opinion by voting in the poll below. 



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