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Jury Rules Blurred Lines Violated Copyright of Marvin Gaye Song


Frederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesA jury in Los Angeles has found that Robin Thicke and his collaborators on “Blurred Lines” improperly borrowed from Marvin Gaye‘s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up,” awarding the family of the late soul singer $7.3 million dollars for the copyright infringement.

Gaye’s family sued Thicke and his co-writers Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I., accusing them of using material from the late soul singer’s hit for their 2013 smash.

Both Thicke and Pharrell appeared in court defending their work, with Pharrell admitting similarities in testimony and Thicke admitting he was a fan of the Gaye hit.

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