Blurred Lines,” is the biggest hit of Robin Thicke’s career… and now, possibly the biggest loss.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, lost a copyright infringement lawsuit this week, which claimed it copied Marvin Gaye’s 1997 classic, “Got To Give It Up.”
Gaye’s family has been awarded a $7.3 million judgement in the case.
After a two-week trial, eight jurors reached a verdict in the “Blurred Lines” copyright case, determining that the infringement was not willful, but also not innocent. The jury awarded the Gaye family $4 million in damages, with profits of more than $1.6 million from Pharrel Williams and more that $1.76 million from Robin Thicke.
he hit song had exceeded sales of $16 million. Thicke and Williams earned over $5 million apiece for their work, while T.I. netted more than $700,000.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams appeared in court to defend their case — both arguing that their work was original.