Blurred Lines Plagiarism Case Headed To Trial
A federal judge has ruled that t he plagiarism case against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' hit Blurred Lines should go to trial. According to the BBC, Judge John Kronstadt denied a request from Thicke and Williams to dismiss claims of plagiarism brought against them last year by the family of Marvin Gaye, who claim parts of "Blurred Lines" was lifted from the Marvin Gaye hit "Got to give it up."
The judge made his ruling after reviewing analyses from experts hired by both sides of the case but ultimately found that there was sufficient genuine disagreement on the similarity of elements of the two songs, including signature phrases, hooks, bass lines, keyboard chords and vocal melodies, to warrant a trial.
Howard King, an attorney representing Thicke and Williams, told the Associated Press that the ruling was ultimately not a surprise, but that he was confident they would win the case in trial. – via Celebrity Access