Marvin Gaye

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 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 A care package featuring Eminem songs is “contraband personified,” says the music giant In the past year, record companies have been in court claiming copyright infringement on planes in the sky and in automobiles on the road. Not every target has to be moving. Some are in prisons. On Tuesday, […]