A few months ago, a Federal Jury in Los Angeles (U.S), ruled that the song written by Robin Thicke’s and Pharrel Williams “Blurred Lines” copied many elements from Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song ” Got to give it up” without permission.
This case is an important case not only because of the amount of money but also because of the importance of the copyright case, as Pharrel Williams is one of the most popular singers and songwriters in this day and age.
The Defendants’ legal team have claimed that the similarities are anecdotal and remote and because of that, there was no reason to file any claim against thie rclient. Both singers, Mr. Thicke and Mr. WilliamsÂ said:
“We are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward.Â
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Whereas the Gaye’s reacted with “With Tears of joy” andÂ “I hope people understand that this means Marvin deserves credit for what he did back in 1977”
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