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'Blurred Lines' Ruling Leaves Big Questions Unanswered

Law360 (March 21, 2018, 8:50 PM EDT) -- While some hoped the "Blurred Lines" case would offer clear guidance on the distinction between musical inspiration and copyright infringement, Wednesday's ruling by the Ninth Circuit was anything but — wonky, consciously narrow, and a case study in appellate deference.

Ever since a 2015 jury verdict that pop stars Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke infringed the copyright to Marvin Gaye's iconic "Got to Give It Up" with their chart-topping 2013 hit, the case raised Big Important Questions about music copyright law.

Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell...
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