Pharrell Williams: Blurred Lines verdict 'handicaps creators'

Murray Stassen

The Blurred Lines verdict "handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else,” said Pharrell Williams, speaking to the Financial Times in his first interview since being found liable for copyright infringement.

“This is about protecting the intellectual rights of people who have ideas. Everything that’s around you in a room was inspired by something or someone. If you kill that, there’s no creativity. This applies to fashion, music, design... anything,” added ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start your 4 week Free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article.

Sign up for your digital free trial to Music Week, the no 1 weekly trade magazine for anyone who needs to understand the business of music. For four whole weeks we will provide you with great, in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music.

Start your free trial


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...