Now Entering Russ's World
If I was one of Marvin’s relatives I am not sure I would have sued these artists, especially at the ridiculous $25 million they sought stated google play. Even the $7.3 million they were awarded is too much. I must say I agree with Pharrell’s sentiments that the songs share a feeling rather than really infringing on the Marvin Gaye song ‘Got to give it up.’ Nothing against the great Marvin Gaye, he was a master for sure. But unfortunately his family felt ‘Blurred Lines’ blurred the lines of infringement and they sought restitution.
This is a landmark case for musicians. It will be interesting to see if new lawsuits are filed to take advantage of this precedent.