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  • SXSW vibe is that 'Blurred Lines' ruling could set dangerous precedent

    SXSW vibe is that 'Blurred Lines' ruling could set dangerous precedent
    The pop-music industry suffered a potentially damaging blow in the Robin Thicke-Marvin Gaye copyright infringement case. That's the fear generally expressed across the South by Southwest Music Conference this week, and articulated by entertainment...
  • Marvin Gaye's kids, estate seek 'Blurred Lines' sales freeze, pen open letter

    Marvin Gaye's kids, estate seek 'Blurred Lines' sales freeze, pen open letter
    Marvin Gaye's children don't just want a piece of "Blurred Lines." Now, they want to bury it.  On Tuesday night, lawyers representing the children and the estate of Marvin Gaye filed an injunction to halt all sales, streaming and performances of the...
  • Marvin Gaye children ask judge to bar sales, performance of 'Blurred Lines'

    Marvin Gaye children ask judge to bar sales, performance of 'Blurred Lines'
    Attorneys for the family of late musician Marvin Gaye have asked a federal judge to block the sale, distribution and performance of the hit 2013 song “Blurred Lines,” after last week’s jury verdict that the tune infringed on Gaye’s...
  • 'Blurred Lines' verdict a blow to creative expression

    'Blurred Lines' verdict a blow to creative expression
    In the moments following the verdict that awarded the Marvin Gaye estate $7.3 million in a copyright infringement suit against musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, the outraged comparisons looped through social media. Imagine, someone wrote on...
  • 'Blurred Lines': How many tunes are 'blurred'?

    'Blurred Lines': How many tunes are 'blurred'?
    Have a hit, get a writ. That music-industry axiom is one way to understand the legal battle between Marvin Gaye's heirs and two recent chart-toppers, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. The Gaye family accused Thicke and Williams of plagiarizing one...
  • Jurors hit Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams with $7.4-million verdict

    Jurors hit Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams with $7.4-million verdict
    A federal jury found Tuesday that the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines" infringed on the Marvin Gaye chart-topper "Got to Give It Up," awarding nearly $7.4 million to Gaye's children. Jurors found against singer-songwriters Pharrell Williams and Robin...
  • 'Blurred Lines' verdict blurs artistic lines

    'Blurred Lines' verdict blurs artistic lines
    There's a reason the vast majority of musical infringement cases in the music world don’t end up in front of a jury. Count Robin Thicke among those artists who likely wonder what in the world he got himself into after a Los Angeles federal jury...
  • How the 'Blurred Lines' case could have chilling effect on creativity

    How the 'Blurred Lines' case could have chilling effect on creativity
    The weeklong trial has featured pop singer Robin Thicke sidling up to a piano to play songs by U2, the Beatles and Michael Jackson. Superstar producer Pharrell Williams attempted under oath to parse the difference between vibe and theft. Testimony in...
  • Robin Thicke dances, plays piano in court over 'Blurred Lines' lawsuit

    Robin Thicke dances, plays piano in court over 'Blurred Lines' lawsuit
    The stage was a witness box barely 3 feet wide, but Robin Thicke sang, played the piano and even danced a little in his seat during his testimony Wednesday for his copyright trial against Marvin Gaye's children. Thicke took the stand in a federal...
  • Copyright trial over Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' to wrap up

    Copyright trial over Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' to wrap up
    An attorney representing Marvin Gaye's family told jurors on Thursday that they should award millions of dollars in damages for copyright infringement by the 2013 song "Blurred Lines"‎ of Gaye's 1977 chart-topper "Got to Give it Up." Richard Busch,...
  • 'Blurred Lines' trial: Colorful testimony, big names, serious issue

    'Blurred Lines' trial: Colorful testimony, big names, serious issue
    Closing arguments are scheduled Thursday in a colorful courtroom drama that pits some big names in the music industry against the family of the late music legend Marvin Gaye. Here's a breakdown of the trial and the issues behind it as reported by the...