May 16, 2023

Munger, Tolles & Olson Partner Rose Ehler Discusses Artists’ Performance Tradition at Trial in Law360 Article

Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Rose Ehler was quoted in an article titled “Ed Sheeran Followed Pop Star Tradition With Trial Gambit,” published by Law360.

The article focused on the pros and cons of pop stars performing during copyright trials, including Ed Sheeran, who recently performed on the stand in a closely watched copyright case stemming from his hit song "Thinking Out Loud.”

Rose discussed how testimony that centers on the creative work in question, such as performing a song, can help jurors see the bigger picture amid complicated and technical expert testimony. She added focusing solely on academic testimony in entertainment copyright litigation can lead a jury to miss the forest among the trees.

Read the article.