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‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Costs Singers $7.4M

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March 11, 2015

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, the duo behind last summer’s huge hit song, “Blurred Lines,” owe $7.4 million to the family of Marvin Gaye for infringing on the R&B legend’s music. Thicke said he didn’t write the song, and Williams said he “crafted” the song in about an hour, according to an Associated Press article, but Williams said he wasn’t copying Gaye, although he acknowledged Gaye’s music was a profound influence on him. “Blurred Lines” is said to have sold more than 7.3 million copies in the U.S. alone and netted Williams and Thicke millions.

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