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Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and Clifford Harris Jr are requesting a retrial in the case that found Thicke and Williams guilty of copying the Marvin Gaye track Got to Give it Up in the creation of the top-selling track Blurred Lines.


  • Marvin Gaye's siblings have filed counter-claim motions calling for an injunction to prevent further distribution of Blurred Lines and a declaration that the record companies and distributors involved in the sale and distribution of the offending track should be held accountable for copyright infringement.

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  • The research note details requests for a new hearing of the Blurred Lines plagiarism case
  • The research note also assesses new filings from Marvin Gaye's siblings.

Key questions answered

  • Why do Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams believe they are owed a retrial in the Blurred Line plagiarism case?
  • Why should the record companies that were involved in the creation of Blurred Lines be brought into the copyright dispute?

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  • Summary
  • Round two in the plagiarism case
  • Extension of liability and an impound of the masters
  • Oral hearing set for June


  • Author

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