A judge on Tuesday slashed more than $2 million off a judgement awarded by a jury to the Marvin Gaye family back in March.
U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt ruled that Gaye’s family will be awarded a 50/50 share of future royalties for recordings and performances of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams‘ smash hit “Blurred Lines.”
A jury decided in favor of Marvin Gaye‘s family ordering Robin Thicke and Pharrell to pay $7.3 million for copyright infringement over “Blurred Lines.”
The Gaye family sought over $25 million, however, the victory is still salient and significant.
In the trial, Marvin Gaye’s family argued that 2013’s “Blurred Lines” copied their father’s 1977 song “Got to Give Up,” and sued Thicke, Williams and Clifford Harris Jr., a.k.a. T.I. The three had sought a jury determination that the song was not an infringement, and the Gaye family filed a countersuit. Continue reading