Robin Thicke and Pharrel Williams got successful with their album ‘Blurred Lines’ in 2013. And now both of them are found guilty of copyright infringement. They are ordered to pay Marvin Gaye’s property a sum of $3.7 million.
The jury comprised of eight members who found that the sexually explicit song was similar to that of Gaye’s 1977 song ‘Got To Give It Up’. They gave their decision on Tuesday, March 10.
Soon after the decision came, Thicke and William’s lawyers said to press, “While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward. ‘Blurred Lines’ was created from the heart and minds of Pharrell, Robin and T.I. and not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”