‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Suit Ends In $5M Judgement Against Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams

‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Suit Ends In $5M Judgement Against Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams

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CALIFORNIA (CelebrityAccess) – A California judge has entered a nearly $5 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family in the long-running “Blurred Lines” copyright lawsuit, according to Billboard. 

The judgment, which deems copyright infringement against Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up,” will see Thicke and Williams’ More Water From Nazareth Publishing Inc. paying out $2,848,846.50 in damages to the Gaye family. As part of the final ruling, Thicke will also be required to pay an additional $1,768,191.88 in damages to the Gaye family, while Williams and his publishing company will pay an additional $357,630.96.

Additionally, The Gaye family is entitled to receive prejudgment interest on the damages award and respective profits against each of them, which totals to $9097.51. The Gaye family is also entitled to royalties going forward for 50 percent of the songwriting and publishing revenue from “Blurred Lines.”

In 2016, Thicke and Williams appealed against a verdict that awarded $5.3 million in damages to the Gaye family. Though the judge did reduce the award from $7.3 million to $5.3 million, the pair were unsuccesful in getting the ruling overturned.

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