Thicke, Pharrell Owe $7.4M In 'Blurred Lines' IP Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (March 10, 2015, 5:38 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury on Tuesday found that pop stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied Marvin Gaye's 1977 song "Got to Give It Up" when they wrote their smash hit "Blurred Lines," awarding Gaye's children $7.36 million in damages for the copyright infringement.

After deliberating for two and a half days, the jury awarded the Gayes $4 million in actual damages — meant to equal the amount the family would have been paid had Thicke and Williams obtained a license to use "Got to Give It Up," per industry standard — as well as $1.6 million from Williams and $1.76...

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