A jury awarded Marvin Gaye’s children nearly $7.4 million Tuesday after determining Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied the late artist’s music to create “Blurred Lines,” the biggest hit song of 2013. Is that a just and proper verdict?
Submitted by Robert Goldrich on Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015
Yes, the similarities between “Blurred Lines” and Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” clearly constitute copyright infringement.
92% (124 votes)
Absolutely not. “Blurred Lines” may have been inspired by, but was not similar enough to infringe on Gaye's music.
3% (4 votes)
There is too much gray area to definitively rule there was copyright infringement.
5% (7 votes)
Total votes: 135