Judge Favors Marvin Gaye's Family In "Blurred Lines" Trial

October 31, 2014 9:20 PM

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In a ruling announced yesterday, a California judge found Marvin Gaye’s family gave significant evidence that Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has similar content to Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up,” denying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s motion for a summary judgment that would imply that Gaye’s family was seeking to take ownership of a whole genre of music.

Judge John Kronstadt ruled that the Gaye Family “made a sufficient showing that elements of ‘Blurred Lines’ may be substantially similar to protected, original elements of ‘Got to Give It Up.’ Defendants have identified these with particularity for purposes of analytic dissection.”

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