Jury verdict in “Blurred Lines” case

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LOS ANGELES, CA – A Los Angeles jury has reached a decision in the so-called “Blurred Lines” case. The eight-person panel, saying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied the Marvin Gaye’s song, “Got To Give It Up” in creating “Blurred Lines.”

The jury awarded $7.3 million dollars to Gaye’s family.

Gaye’s children sued Williams and Thicke, believing the song infringed on the copyright of their father’s song.

A charge which the two artists denied.

“Blurred Lines” was a mega hit song in 2013.

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