Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams is up against a Judge that knows Music
|Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams is up against |
a Judge that knows
|Williams & Thicke in the Studio|
Since the song got Lots of air time and made lots of money the Gaye’s family has contended that “Blurred Lines” was a reworking of “Got To Give It Up.” Interestingly though, it was Thicke and Williams who sued first in attempts to prevent the Gaye estate from suing them.
In their statement in regards to the song Williams and Thicke come off as a bit hostile in their testimonies. It was during the deposition that Thicke admitted under oath that he essentially just showed up and sang, and was not a co-writer of the song as initially credited. After being forced to listen to a mashup of the song Thicke admitted to having difficult listening.
|Pharrell Williams , Robin Thicke & T.I.|
Accorded to The Hollywood Reporter say that judge John Kronstadt as saying that Gaye’s estate has “made a sufficient showing that elements of ‘Blurred Lines’ may be substantially similar to protected, original elements of ‘Got to Give It Up.’ Defendants have identified these with particularity for purposes of analytic dissection.”