Robin Thicke Expected to Testify in ‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Robin Thicke is expected to testify in the ongoing “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement lawsuit in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Thicke and his collaborators Pharrell Williams and T.I. are at war with Marvin Gaye’s kids over the 2013 hit. The late soul legend’s children claim “Blurred Lines” was derived from their dad’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up.”
The trial began on Tuesday with songwriters Thicke and Williams in court.
They sparked the legal battle by seeking protection against a potential Gaye family lawsuit. The soul man’s kids claim Thicke and Williams plagiarized the Motown legend’s song.
In October, a U.S. District Court judge declared the plaintiffs had made “a sufficient showing that elements of “Blurred Lines” may be substantially similar to protected, original elements of “Got to Give It Up”, including the bass and vocal lines.”
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