'Blurred Lines' Ruled Copyright Infringement, Pharrell and Thicke to Pay $7.3 Million
A Los Angeles jury ruled that "Blurred Lines" songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams owe $7.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye for copyright infringement. Gaye's family argued the 2013 smash hit copied their father's 1977 song "Got to Give Up." The family's attorney will also seek to halt sales of "Blurred Lines." Since its release, "Blurred Lines" has raked in nearly $16.5 million; overall the family sought more than $25 million in damages. Thicke and Pharrell still maintain the song was not infringement, even though they sound similar.
By Jordan Moses
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