Will 'Blurred Lines' verdict make it harder to be a songwriter?

March 11, 2015 10:50 PM

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Will 'Blurred Lines' verdict make it harder to be a songwriter?

Los Angeles — The jury decision ordering Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke to pay $7.4 million to the children of the late Marvin Gaye is reverberating across the music industry.

Rapper Clifford Harris (a.k.a. T.I.) was also named in the suit but the jury found that he was not responsible for any infringement. Mr. Williams’s and Mr. Thicke’s attorneys have not said whether the artists plan to appeal the verdict that the two copied elements of Mr. Gaye's 1977 hit, "Got to Giv...

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