Copyright breach: US jury awards $7.3 million in damages to singer's family
March 11 , 2015
In a ruling that grapples with the tricky issue of the creative process, a US jury has said that the writers of the popular single ‘Blurred Lines’ had copied a track by the late soul singer Marvin Gaye.
According to the Los Angeles jury, the single by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams violated the copyright of Gaye’s hit 1977 number ‘Got To Give It Up’.
Gaye’s family was awarded $7.3 million in damages. The lawyer for Williams and Thicke said the ruling had set a “horrible precedent”.