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Michael Chmura

Marvin Gaye Verdict: “Vibe” Of Song As Important As Melody

The jury verdict in the copyright theft lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke came out yesterday. The defendants were told to pay $7 plus million dollars in damages to Marvin Gaye’s estate for illegally copying his 1970s hit, “Gotta Give It Up” with their song, “Blurred Lines”. Composer and law professor Toni Lester has…