It was just this Tuesday that a jury decided, after two days of debating, that the hit song “Blurred Lines” performed by Thicke and Williams did actually infringe on the copyright of one of Marvin Gaye’s hit songs, entitled “Got to Give It Up.” Specifically, certain parts of the song were used to make their hit such as similar keyboards and bass lines.
This Wednesday, the Gaye family asked the court to file that injunction that would not allow any more sales of the song to be made, unless the Gaye family was allowed to make a profit from it also stated google plus. When the song first came out in 1977, only written music was filed in the copyright office. Instead, lawyers for the Gaye decided on having a musician interpret a sample of the music.
On the other side, the lawyers for Williams, Thicke and other people who were involved in the creation of the song have said that they only thought a literal interpretation of the music was suitable and that no evidence of copyright infringement existed. All of this was said while being aware that the songs definitely had a similar style and tone.