Pharrell & Robin Thicke Are Still Fighting “Blurred Lines” Verdict

Pharrell and Robin Thicke are continuing their fight over the “Blurred Lines” verdict. Last month a federal appeals court upheld the verdict that ruled the pair copied the Marvin Gaye tune “Gotta Give It Up” for their hit, and went on to award Gaye’s family $5.3 million, including a portion of the song’s royalties.

Well, now Pharrell and Thicke are asking the 9th Circuit to revisit the case. The pair filed paperwork asking for a rehearing, saying that the ruling goes against previous copyright decisions within the court. 

The lawyer in the case also argues that the decision didn’t sufficiently evaluate whether the songs were similar, adding that allowing composers to "copyright a musical style" is dangerous.


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