Marvin Gaye Estates Wins 7.3 Million Dollar Settlement For Robin Thicke Use Of Their Father Music "Got To Give It Up"
|Marvin Gaye Estates Wins 7.3 Million Dollar|
Settlement For Robin Thicke Use Of Their Father Music "Got To Give It Up"
On Tuesday, a California federal
jury delivered its own message to artists everywhere that inspiration can rise to copyright infringement.
|Robin Thicke And Pharrell Williams|
Ultimately, a jury comprised of five women and three men heard dueling opinions regarding "Blurred Lines"
The judge ruled that Thicke and WIlliams crossed the line and awarded $7.3m to the Gaye kids, following the success of the Grammy-nominate blockbuster “Blurred Lines,” which the children insisted copied their dad’s track.
“Right now, I feel free,” Nona Gaye tells reporters after the ruling. “Free from… Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s chains and what they tried to keep on us and the lies that were told.”
“Blurred Lines” generated more than $16m in profits and made more than $5m for both stars.