Nobody likes an unresolved cliffhanger. Today the Associated Press reported the outcome of the copyright suit that we discussed in class, which involved Marvin Gaye, Robin Thicke, and Pharrell.
BREAKING: Jury finds Pharrell, Thicke copied Marvin Gaye song for ‘Blurred Lines,’ awards $7.3 million.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 10, 2015
It is estimated that Thicke and Pharrell earned about $5million each for Blurred Lines, so paying Gaye’s estate $7.3million is pretty significant.
You may recall watching the video where puppets sing about the Marvin Gaye and Blurred Lines lawsuits (there’s a line you never expected to hear with regards to a college course, huh?). Here it is again in case you need a refresher: