An Important Evidentiary Issue In The 'Blurred Lines' Appeal

By Richard Busch (January 19, 2018, 4:08 PM EST) -- While the "Blurred Lines" copyright infringement case may go down in history as the most famous copyright infringement case involving a single musical composition, it is not because of the complexity of the allegations of copyright infringement, but instead because of the players involved, the popularity/controversy surrounding the "Blurred Lines" song and video, and the very public way the allegedly infringing parties litigated the case, i.e., appearing on "The Today Show" on the eve of trial to proclaim their innocence. As discussed below, it is a rather straightforward copyright infringement case decided in conformity with well-established Ninth Circuit precedent. There was, however, an issue involved in the case and in the appeal, that does merit discussion....

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