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Introduction

In one of the most high-profile song plagiarism cases in recent times, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been found guilty of copying the Marvin Gaye track Got to Give it Up in the creation of the top-selling track Blurred Lines.

Highlights

  • During the trial, financial details of Blurred Lines were presented to the court that gave an interesting insight into how much a top-selling track was worth to the rights holders.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note explains the most important aspects of the case
  • The research note breaks down the profits earned by each stakeholder involved in the creation of the hit song Blurred Lines.

Key questions answered

  • Why did the jury decide that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams had copied a Marvin Gaye track in the creation of their hit song Blurred Lines?
  • How much is a big hit song worth to authors?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Jury finds no blurring of the lines in Gaye plagiarism case
  • Unusual case beginnings
  • Few plagiarism cases make it to court

Appendix

  • Author

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