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Lawyer for singers: 'Blurred Lines' copyright fight not over

A ruling upholding a copyright infringement verdict against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. over their hit song "Blurred Lines" will be appealed, a lawyer for the entertainers said. Attorney Howard King wrote in a statement late Tuesday that the musicians independently created "Blurred Lines," which was 2013's biggest hit song. The men had been sued by Marvin Gaye's children over the song, claiming it copied their father's 1977 hit, "Got to Give It Up." A jury agreed in March and awarded the family nearly $7.4 million, but U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt trimmed the verdict to $5.3 million on Tuesday. He also ruled that...