New ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial Rejected, T.I. Held Liable for Copyright Infringement | Music News

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New ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial Rejected, T.I. Held Liable for Copyright Infringement | Music News

 

In March, a jury ruled that Robin Thicke, Pharell, and T.I.’s summer hit “Blurred Lines” was a copy of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up”. Following this, Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams’ lawyer demanded a new trial, although THR reports that this was denied them by U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt. Furthermore, the judge corroborated with the Gaye family that T.I. as well as Universa Music, who distributed “Blurred Lines”, should be held liable for copyright infringement.

 

On the plus side for Pharrell and co. however, the judge did reduce the amount of damages they have to pay out from $7.4 million to $5.3 million, while the Gaye family’s request to halt the halt the sales of the song was also rejected. Regarding the incident, Williams’ lawyer Howard King stated: “We look forward to exercising our further remedies and ultimately achieving clarity on the difference between inspiration and copyright infringement“.

 

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