Last year a judge ruled that the infamous ‘Blurred Lines’ was “substantially similar” to Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got To Give It Up’ in a lawsuit between his family and Robin Thicke, Pharrell as well as T.I. It was then ruled that the trio were to pay out $7.3 million for copyright infringement.
Now that figure has been reduced to $5.3 million, and has been aimed squarely at T.I. and the labels behind ‘Blurred Lines’ (Interscope, Star Trek Entertainment, and UMG).
A judge ruled rap mogul Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Jr. will be held liable for a lion’s share of the damages awarded in a copyright lawsuit filed by Marvin Gaye‘s family.
Appeals on the part of Thicke et al. for another trial have also been rejected U.S. District Court Judge John Kronstadt. The Gaye family’s request that the song be pulled from distribution has been denied; instead, they will receive 50% of all royalties that ‘Blurred Lines’ receives – which won’t be much, am I right, British universities?
Source The 405