It seems that 2013’s breakout hit, “Blurred Lines,” was a copied masterpiece!
The Los Angeles federal jury were in unison in ruling the song as heavily containing elements of Marvin Gaye‘s 1977 song, “Got To Give It Up.”
Nona and Frankie Gaye, two of the late superstar’s children, will be awarded $4 million in damages — one of the largest in a copyright case.
Their mom, Janis Gaye, shares, “I’m really grateful. I hope people understand that this means Marvin deserves credit for what he did back in 1977.”
These cases aren’t rare in the music industry, but it came as a surprise that one of them have reached the level of a jury verdict.
“We are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward,” says Thicke and Williams in a joint statement.
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