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The Lawyers for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Seek New Trial for "Blurred Lines"

The “Blurred Lines” case is far from over and seems to be getting more complicated. While jury had

The “Blurred Lines” case is far from over and seems to be getting more complicated. While jury had ruled that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.‘s hit song has copied from Marvin Gaye‘s “Got to Give It Up,” the lawyers for Thicke and Williams are attempting to appeal the decision, pushing for a new trial. Reported by Billboard, they argue that claims from the musicologist and instructions from the jury were insufficient and incorrect, and that the verdict is also inconsistent as T.I. was not found liable for the infringement case. Instead of basing “extremely prejudicial” proofs on “groove” and “feel,” which is highly subjective to the listener, the lawyers call for a technical analysis of the sheet music for a more objective standpoint. Also, they argued that the $7.4 million awarded to the Gaye family was double the amount that Williams profited from the song. The Gaye’s want more though; in a notion that they filed on Friday, they argue that Interscope, UMG, and other companies should also be held accountable to the case. In another notion, they seek for the distribution of the song to cease. If that doesn’t happen, they are seeking for 50% of all future revenues. Sounds like this is getting real messy; we’ll keep you updated.

PhotographerLarry Busacca
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