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‘Blurred Lines’ verdict: Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke ordered to pay $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye’s family

In a verdict that could have wide-ranging implications for music as intellectual property, a Los Angeles jury declared yesterday that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke—two of the co-writers of “Blurred Lines,” a 2013 megahit for Thicke—stole elements of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.” Williams and Thicke were ordered to pay a total of just […]

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