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Remember that lawsuit Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams had pending? The one where Marvin Gaye’s family was suing Thicke and Williams for copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye’s song they sampled when making the “Blurred Lines” hit???… Well… a jury recently found them both guilty of stealing from the 1977 chart topper “Got To Give It Up” forcing them to pay $7.3 million to the Gaye family. From the response of the Williams camp, an appeal could be in the near future.
Pharrell’s rep says the song was “created from his heart, mind and soul and the song was not taken from anyone or anywhere else.” The rep adds they are reviewing the case and considering options. Smells like an appeal is in the works.
Robin Thicke‘s mega-hit “Blurred Lines” ripped off Marvin Gaye‘s own #1 hit “Got to Give It Up” — that’s the ruling that just came down from the jury in downtown L.A.
Robin and the song’s producer Pharrell Williams are now on the hook for $7.3 million to Marvin’s family because the jury found they infringed on the Gaye copyright for his 1977 hit.”
Hit our friends at tmz.com for more of the scoop…