Copyright Law – aftermath of the Blurred Lines verdict

The copyright trial over Blurred Lines has ended in a $7.4 million verdict in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family and against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke.

The verdict will likely be appealed, in the meantime the Gaye family is having their own problems as to what to do with the money, assuming the verdict survives the appeal.

Music commentators have all weighed in on the effect of this verdict.  The majority believes the verdict will stifle creativity, although others think not much has changed since bringing these types of lawsuits is difficult.

We will cover the legal issues in detail when the expected appeal is argued.

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