Substantial Similarity

In 2015, a California jury decided that the mega-hit “Blurred Lines” by Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and Clifford Harris (a/k/a “T.I.”) infringed the copyright in Marvin Gaye’s song, “Got To Give It Up.”  The jury awarded Gaye’s heirs $7.4 million.  Last week, a panel of the federal court of appeals in San Francisco affirmed the

From the star-studded cast of characters to the fact that “Blurred Lines” remains the longest running number one single of the decade, there is no shortage of reasons why the “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement lawsuit has captivated the public’s attention. The action was first brought by Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and Clifford Harris (a/k/a T.I.)