Gayes' Expert Faces Absent Notes At 'Blurred Lines' Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (February 27, 2015, 10:38 PM EST) -- Attorneys for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams on Friday grilled a musicologist called by Marvin Gaye’s family to testify that their hit "Blurred Lines" infringes Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up,” asking how "Blurred Lines" could have copied note sequences that don’t appear on Gaye’s sheet music.

During day four of the trial, Seth A. Miller of King Holmes Paterno & Berliner LLP, representing Thicke and Williams, cross-examined the Gayes' expert, musicologist Judith Finell, asking her to compare the “deposit copy lead sheet,” or sheet music, that U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt ruled is the limit of the Gayes’ copyright...

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