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9th Circ. Won't Redo 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Case

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 10:10 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit said Wednesday it wouldn’t overturn an earlier ruling that the hit song “Blurred Lines” infringed Marvin Gaye’s iconic “Got to Give It Up,” leaving in place a controversial copyright decision after years of litigation.

Both the artists behind “Blurred Lines” and powerful outside groups like the Recording Industry Association of America had urged the appeals court to reconsider the March ruling, warning it would allow more expansive claims of copyright protection and chill musical creativity.

But the appeals court on Wednesday refused the...
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