Robin Thicke & Pharrel Williams to pay $7.4 million for “Blurred Lines” plagiarism

The children of Motown legend, Marvin Gaye, have won a suit against Robin Thicke and Pharrel Williams for copying their father’s 1977 song, “Got to Give It Up” in the making of their 2013 hit single, “Blurred Lines”.

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After 2 weeks into the case, a jury of five women and three men sitting in a US District Court in Los Angeles, California decided unanimously that the singer and producer had infringed copyright and awarded damages to Gaye’s children Nona, Frankie and Marvin Gaye III.

 

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