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“Blurred Lines” Verdict Will Blur the Lines of Copyright For Years To Come

Yesterday a federal jury awarded the Estate of Marvin Gaye $7.3 Million finding that the Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, songwriters of the hit song “Blurred Lines,” had infringed on the Marvin Gaye song “Got to Give it Up.” Even though the judge rejected the Gaye family’s most dangerous argument – – that a song’s […]

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Robin Thicke Sues to Clear Up “Blurred Lines” Between Copying and Influence

If you haven’t heard Robin Thicke’s catchy hit “Blurred Lines,” get out from under your rock, go to YouTube and click on the video like 140+ Million others have done before you. The song has also gotten a lot of attention from the family of 1970’s soul superstar Marvin Gaye who have publicly stated that […]