The family of Marvin Gaye have won the copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and others.
After two weeks in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, the “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement trial has finally come to an end. The eight member jury voted unanimously that Robin Thicke and song producer Pharrell Williams had infringed on the 1977 Marvin Gaye song “Got To Give It Up.”
The jury found that Thicke and Williams had infringed on the tune, but not T.I. The eight jurors also determined that the infringement was not willful, but also not innocent.
The jury awarded the Gaye family $4 million in damages, with profits of more than $1,600,000 from William and more that $1,760 from Thicke.
“Blurred Lines” sales exceeded $16 million with Thicke and Williams having made over $5 million each; T.I. earned more than $700,000, according to testimony coming out of the trial.
Read more about the verdict at The Wrap.