Marvin Gaye's Estate wins "Blurred Lines" case

Thursday, 12 March 2015 08:55

Marvin Gaye's Estate wins "Blurred Lines" case

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Verdict:   An L.A. jury has decided that Robin Thicke's massive hit "Blurred Lines" has infringed Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up".   The song was co-written by Thicke and Pharrell Williams and features rapper T.I.

Award:  US$7.36 million to the Gaye family

Revenue:  Blurred Lines amassed US$16 million+, with Thicke and Williams earning over US$5million each

Claim:  Originally filed against "Got To Give It Up" label and Gaye family in 2013 by Thicke, Williams and T.I after allegations of copying.  Thicke and Williams claimed they hadn't copied any part of Gaye's song.   Gaye family counter-sued.


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