Blurred Lines Are Not So Burry
By Bill Pere - 03/23/2015 - 03:13 PM EDT
You've no doubt heard that a jury decided that "Blurred Lines" by Alan Thicke and Pharrell Williams was an infringement on the song "Got to Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye, and awarded 7.3 million dollars in damages. You've probably heard voices on both sides claiming different aspects of right and wrong. Bottom line is that this verdict is completely wrong based on copyright law. The jury didn't understand it, and the judge did not explain it clearly. If you are a songwriter, producer, or just a music listener, you need to know what was wrong and why. The link is below, or visit my songwriting tools.
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