A jury said Tuesday that Robin Thicke and Pharrell copied a 1977 Marvin Gaye song in recording their 2013 hit « Blurred Lines. »
The decision awards $7.3 million to the Gaye family, who accused Thicke and Pharrell of infringing the copyright of Gaye’s « Got to Give It Up, » the Associated Press reported. The « Blurred Lines » duo have denied copying the late Motown singer’s tune, though Pharrell acknowledged the similarity of the two songs during his testimony this week.
« Blurred Lines » was the No. 1 song on Billboard’s 2013 year-end U.S. pop songs chart.
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