The end of the Blurred Lines copyright suit

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ew.com: "The lengthy legal battle over Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ “Blurred Lines” finally came to an end this week with a payday for the Marvin Gaye family. The copyright lawsuit was settled on Monday when California Judge John A. Kronstadt entered a judgement of approximately $5 million against Thicke and Williams.

 

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The suit began in 2013 when Gaye’s family claimed “Blurred Lines” copied “Got to Give It Up,” Gaye’s 1977 hit song. Thicke sued for pre-emptive copyright protection, but the family won their case in 2015. Thicke and Williams made an appeal, but this past March a judge upheld the initial verdict and Judge Kronstadt confirmed the settlement this week."

 

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