Blurred Lines verdict 'doesn't set a new precedent and shouldn't stifle creativity'

Murray Stassen

It was decided by a Californian court earlier this week that Blurred Lines, the hit single by Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I, infringed on the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give It Up.

The trial came to an end with Gaye’s children awarded $7.3m in damages. Although the court decided that Williams “unwillingly” wrote a song very similar to Got To Give It Up, the Gaye’s lawyer Richard Busch alleges that they copied it deliberately, branding ...

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