Robin Thicke & Pharrell have to pay for plagiarism
“Blurred lines” were the best sold song of 2013. But Robin Thicke and Pharrell, the singers who performed it, have to pay large sums for plagiarism. Judges have ruled that copyright infringement has been violated since Pharrell in his song “Blurred lines” copied a piece from the song by Gaye in 1977 titled “Got to give it up.” As CNN writes, this song recognized a great success in 2013 but Marvin Gaye’s heirs after a five-year process accused both musicians of stealing Gaye’s song. According to the judges’ decision, they have to pay $ 5 million. Gaye passed away in 1984 after being shot by her father. In the first instance decision, the two singers were sentenced to 7.4 million people who would have to pay compensation to Marvin Gaye’s heirs. According to this decision taken this month, the latter will also receive half of the proceeds that will take the song “Blurred lines”. This has been the most criticized decision by the entire music industry that has harshly condemned the punishment of two singers in the first instance, saying there are significant differences between the two songs.