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30 Mar 2015, 5:07 am by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton
Pharrell Williams’ and Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit Blurred Lines was in fact only 50% their hit, according to a jury verdict in mid-March that found in favor of Marvin Gaye’s children. [read post]
7 Sep 2016, 10:00 pm
"Got To Give It Up‚¬ The Court refused to allow the jury to compare the Marvin Gaye version of "Got to Give it Up,"with the Williams/Thicke version of"Blurred Lines‚¬. [read post]
22 Mar 2018, 4:44 am by Ben
Second, even had the Gayes preserved their challenge, neither Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50(b) nor our decisions in Westinghouse and El-Hakem v. [read post]
13 Feb 2015, 4:36 am
As readers may recall [see hereand here], the litigation arose after Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and Clifford Harris, Jr., pre-emptively sought declaratory relief that Blurred Lines did not infringe copyright in Gaye’s Got To Give It Up, following accusations by the Gaye family of unlawful similarities between the two works. [read post]
17 Mar 2017, 3:57 am by Ben
Bright: The Changing Analysis of Copyright Infringement in Music, bringing together some of the nation’s brightest artists, lawyers, policymakers and academics to discuss the rapidly changing analysis of copyright infringement in music.The "Blurred Lines" case, in which Marvin Gaye’s estate secured a multi-million dollar judgment against songwriters and recording artists Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke for copyright infringement stemming from… [read post]
27 Mar 2015, 4:43 pm by Hannah Kiddoo
Thicke Just days before SXSW, a court awarded $7.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye as the result of the contentious and highly publicized Gaye v. [read post]
19 Aug 2013, 4:00 am by Terry Hart
The news hit on Friday that recording artist Robin Thicke (along with Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris) has filed a lawsuit against Bridgeport Music and Marvin Gaye’s family seeking a declaration that his hit song “Blurred Lines” did not infringe the copyright in Funkadelic’s song “Sexy Ways” or the Marvin Gaye classic “Got to Give it Up. [read post]
16 Mar 2015, 5:00 am by Michael Risch
Fast-forward to a relatively huge copyright jury verdict in the Williams v. [read post]
2 May 2015, 1:47 am by Ben
The Appeals Court decision in Blurred Lines is keenly awaited by many.More on Billboard here , Williams v Bridgeport Music, Inc, No. 13-06004 (C.D. [read post]
1 Feb 2019, 1:30 am
It builds up tension (I-IV-V) and then Resolves it (V-I). [read post]
9 Jan 2019, 2:54 pm by Ben
  The case is very similar to another that the Gaye family bought against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, where they succeeded in claiming "Blurred Lines" copied "Got To Give It Up". [read post]
4 Jan 2019, 9:37 am
  The case is very similar to another that the Gaye family bought against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, where they succeeded in claiming "Blurred Lines" copied "Got To Give It Up". [read post]
12 Mar 2015, 9:56 am
 Instead, the question presented was the extent to which Thicke-Williams might have improperly taken elements from Gaye’s “musical composition. [read post]