Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams must pay seven million for plagiarism

Blurred Lines Thicke Williams

After two weeks of trial, a US court found that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and rapper TI plagiarized Marvin Gaye's classic 'Got to Give It Up' when they composed the hit hit 'Blurred Lines'. With this sentence, the jury ruled that for the plagiarism of the subject, Gaye's family will receive compensation equivalent to 7.3 million.

Howard King, the musicians' lawyer, had warned the court days before that "The wrong decision would harm the musicians and record companies that finance them, with the understanding that you cannot honor a genre, a style or a rhythm", adding that “This is more important than money. It affects the creativity of young musicians ".

After hearing the verdict of the jury, the musicians issued a statement in which they stated: “Although we respect the judicial process, we are very disappointed with the decision made by the court, which sets a terrible precedent for music and creativity. 'Blurred Lines' was created from the hearts and minds of Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and TI and it was not stolen from anyone or anywhere. We are reviewing the decision, taking into account our options and you will soon have more news from us on this matter ".


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