Blurred Lines

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke are asking the 9th Circuit to give their “Blurred Lines” appeal another listen, after the court in March upheld a jury verdict that found the artists infringed on Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” The controversial verdict has been a hot-button issue in the music industry, as songwriters, artists […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Pharrell Williams and the Marvin Gaye family continue their fight in court with new requests. The newest stage of the copyright battle over “Blurred Lines” has commenced with new motions being presented on Friday in a fight that resulted in a $7.4 million jury verdict this past March.U.S. District […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter The battle over a $16 million song explored how much similarity is too much. Good artists borrow. Great artists steal. On Tuesday, a California federal jury delivered its own message to artists everywhere that inspiration can rise to copyright infringement. The verdict was reached after eight days of trial […]

By Eriq Gardner & Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter The second week of trial has damages experts opening up about closely guarded financial secrets. As the Blurred Lines trial resumed, jurors got an inside peek at the financial success of the song credited to Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams¬†and T.I. Both sides agree with an accounting […]

Her’s an update on the “Blurred Line’s” trial. By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter The trial over whether Robin Thicke and Pharrell copied their 2013 megahit comes down to complex musicology. Following testimony from a Motown executive and a piano medley by Robin Thickeduring the previous week’s proceedings, Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. will return […]

Here’s the latest on the “Blurred Lines” trial. By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and members of the Marvin Gaye family were on hand at a Los Angeles federal courtroom for the start of the copyright infringement trial. The “Blurred Lines” trial is underway in a Los Angeles federal courtroom. On […]

Here’s the latest on the “Blurred Lines” trial. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Now scheduled for Feb 17, the high-stakes case will feature testimony from Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and Marvin Gaye’s children. Nearly two years after “Blurred Lines” became an international smash, a high-profile trial will begin to determine whether the song is […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A judge rules out use of a sound recording of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” at a trial next month. When Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke brought a lawsuit in August 2013 and demanded a judicial ruling that the monster hit “Blurred Lines” wasn’t a copyright infringement […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter On February 10, Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke are scheduled to be in a courtroom to defend the originality of “Blurred Lines” Next month, many ears will be attuned to a federal courtroom in California where the family of Marvin Gaye will do battle against Pharrell Williams and Robin […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Interrogated for allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye, the singer attempts a rock ‘n’ roll defense: “I didn’t do a single interview last year without being high.” “Blurred Lines,” the pop hit that quickly became one of the most fascinating and controversial songs of the young century, has now spawned […]