Following up on a previous post, earlier today a California jury awarded the estate of Marvin Gaye over $7 million in damages to be paid by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for their infringement of Gaye’s song “Got To Give It Up” in their “Blurred Lines” hit. Their song has made $17 million,of which $5.5 million was paid to Thicke and $5 million was paid to Williams.
Two quick points:
1. I still believe that it was silly of Thicke and Williams to initiate this lawsuit to prove their ownership of the song. It is usually best to let sleeping dogs lie.
2. I doubt that Williams will be “Happy” with this verdict.