MARVIN'S FAMILY: "Halt all Sales & Performances NOW!"

As reported, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' hit single "Blurred Lines" was officially ruled as a plagiarism of Marvin Gaye's 1977 tune "Got to Give It Up," possibly marking a major precedent to how copyright infringement is perceived.

Gaye's family was awarded $7.3 million, but the case isn't stopping here, as the attorneys are now seeking that the song receives full ban on future sales and performances.

As LA Times reports, the "Gaye family attorneys contended that the copyright infringement of the soul singer's work was continuing with each sale of the song."

The lawyers noted that Thicke and Pharrell "are being unjustly enriched (and the Gayes irreparably harmed) each day that 'Blurred Lines' is being sold."

Lawyer Howard King, who represented Thicke, Williams, rapper T.I. and the record companies, pointed out that the injunction should not be granted, since T.I. and the labels were found not liable for the infringement, yet they would be severely affected.

The Gaye family on the other hand, insisted that without Marvin's influence, "all Interscope would be distributing is a picture of Robin Thicke and a CD containing silence."

King further noted that the case that garnered massive attention from the public is "not finished by any stretch of the imagination." How far it will go remains to be seen. 

Listen to Andrew Wasson's CBC Interview:
"Blurred Lines $7.4 Million Verdict"


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