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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 […]

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 […]