One year ago, the world was grooving to “Blurred Lines” when the song of the summer prompted a courtroom battle now destined to make its mark in the annals of music history.
Producer Pharrell Williams and singer Robin Thicke filed a lawsuit against the family of Marvin Gaye that sought a declaration that the hit wasn’t an infringement of Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” In response, Frankie Gaye and Nona Gaye brought counterclaims that alleged that Thicke’s “Marvin Gaye fixation” had led to the misappropriation of two songs.
Since then, the respective sides have examined reports from musicologists, given depositions and fought over access to evidence. Now, it’s come time for Williams’ camp to tell a judge why the issues in the case are so indisputable that the creators of “Blurred Lines” should be given victory without any jury trial.
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