'Blurred Lines' verdict: Pharrell, Robin Thicke ordered to pay $7.3 million to Marvin Gaye family

March 11, 2015 10:08 AM

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'Blurred Lines' verdict: Pharrell, Robin Thicke ordered to pay $7.3 million to Marvin Gaye family

In a landmark decision for the music industry, a jury in Los Angeles ordered “Blurred Lines” songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $7.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye for copyright infringement on Tuesday.

Gaye’s family had argued that the 2013 smash hit “Blurred Lines” copied their father’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up” and sued Thicke, Williams and Clifford Harris Jr., aka T.I., whom all contested the infringement.

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