Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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?

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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