Newswire: Robin Thicke and Pharrell to appeal “Blurred Lines” decision

Because no one lets go of $7.3 million that easily, according to The Hollywood Reporter attorneys representing Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams plan to appeal the decision that ordered the duo to play millions of dollars to the family of the late Marvin Gaye. A federal jury handed down the decision Tuesday, saying that the duo had infringed on Gaye’s copyright—legalese for “ripped him off”—on when they composed their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines,” a similarity that went unnoticed in the studio because, as they testified at trial, Williams is a lifelong Motown fan who lives and breathes Marvin Gaye bass lines and Thicke was busy popping Vicodin at the time.

Shortly thereafter, Gaye’s family said they would move to temporarily halt sales of the song, dealing a potentially crippling blow to Williams’ hat budget for the third quarter of 2015. Their honor and, more importantly …

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