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Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines,” agreeing with lower courts that it illegally copied from Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.”
In a split decision from a three-...
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2015
A ruling upholding a copyright infringement verdict against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. over their hit song "Blurred Lines" will be appealed, a lawyer for the entertainers said.
Attorney Howard King wrote in a statement late...
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2015
A judge on Tuesday trimmed more than $2 million from a verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their hit "Blurred Lines," but Marvin Gaye's family will also get a significant share of future earnings from the 2013 hit song.
U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt ruled that...
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015
The “Blurred Lines” judgment re: Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” is a wake-up call to the ad agencies and marketers.
Protecting musical copyrights has always been a kind of “Karma Policing” for ad agencies, whereby it’s bad karma to appropriate an existing composition and good karma to...