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"Blurred Lines" Copyright Case: $7.4 Million Fine!

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Fresh and interesting article posted on the IPKat concerning the Los Angeles jury's decision on March 10, 2015 determining that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke had copied several elements from Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up” with the “Blurred Lines" hit of 2013.

Happy reading! 


"What with Kats scattering in all directionsto cover so many exciting developments, it's always good to know that the IPKat, Merpel and the blogging team have friends on whom they can rely.  One such friend is occasional guest bloggerDorothea Thompson, once upon a time a trade mark attorney but now recycled at London-based law firm Bray & Krais. Dorothea has penned this little piece on a recent piece of US litigation that has become a global smash-hit:
Blurred Lines in focus
Just in case IPKat readers have lived a media-free life in the past 48 hours: on Tuesday an eight-member jury unanimously found that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ 2013 pop smash hit ‘Blurred Lines’ inf…